The Smurfit-Stone pulp mill operated on the banks of the Clark Fork River near Frenchtown from 1957 to 2010, storing and discharging enormous amounts of toxic waste during its lifetime. It’s been shuttered for 10 years and its dumps continue to leach hazardous chemicals into the aquifer and river.
In 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that current and previous owners of the mill are responsible for fixing this mess, and began site studies. But many years later, actual cleanup is likely decades away. So why isn’t there a solution at Smurfit?
Join us for an installment of our Happy Hour Live series on Facebook or Zoom, Thursday, September 24th, at 5:00 pm MDT. We’ll be joined by scientists, community organizers, and elected officials to answer all of your questions about what’s happening at Smurfit now and how the communities of the Clark Fork can act now to get a Smurfit solution!
There are two ways you can attend this live event:
WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, September 24
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm