Tester Urges EPA to List CFAC as Superfund Site
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., on Thursday exhorted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant a Superfund site in an effort to expedite cleanup of the contaminated land along the city’s outskirts and adjacent to the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, Tester urged the agency and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock “to list this project on the Superfund priority listing so work can begin to ensure this site can be returned to a productive and safe state.”
Tester’s letter comes on the heels of a breakdown in negotiations between CFAC, its parent company Glencore and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.