Opportunity, Montana: A Brief Historical Introduction to the BP-Arco Waste Repository

For grades 7-12

Opportunity, Montana: A Brief Historical Introduction to the BP-Arco Waste Repository
Developed by CFWEP, this presentation includes:

  • Current and historical photos of the Opportunity Ponds/BP-Arco Waste Repository
  • Historical information about the Opportunity Ponds, Butte mines, Milltown Dam and Anaconda smelter
  • A step-by-step description of the copper milling, smelting and reduction process
  • An overview of Upper Clark Fork Superfund sites and environmental impacts

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