Berkeley Pit Superfund Site

Berkeley Pit Superfund Site

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Credit: CALVIN LARSEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Berkeley Pit in the Silver Bow Creek/ Butte Area Superfund site, Montana. The highly toxic water in the pit is 875 feet deep, with a surface area of 140 acres. The wastewater is pumped to a treatment plant where the copper is precipitated out, and then the water is returned to the pit.

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