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Soil sampling of schools throughout the Butte area is complete. This included all public and private schools. All exterior areas were sampled and analyzed for lead, arsenic, and mercury. Any areas that exceeded local action levels have been or are in the process of being remediated. This effort is being conducted by the Atlantic Richfield Company and their representatives in conjunction with the Residential Metals Abatement program.
Residential soil sampling and potential removal projects will continue until the ground is frozen. These activities will start again in the spring. Attic dust sampling and removal projects are ongoing. The Montana Pole remedial project is underway, and the Department will monitor the project until it is completed.