The American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) declared bankruptcy in 2005, and under a 2009 court-approved settlement, three custodial trusts were created to address environmental cleanup at former ASARCO sites across 13 states. The Montana Environmental Custodial Trust took title of the 4 Montana sites, comprised of 4,000 acres of land, and received nearly $138 million to pay for their cleanup, restoration, and revitalization.
Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc. was chosen as Trustee of the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust, and Greenfield’s East Helena, Montana-based subsidiary Montana Environmental Trust Group (METG) was appointed as the Federal District Court Trustee. METG’s primary role is to protect human health and the environment in partnership with beneficiaries—the United States and State of Montana—as well as community stakeholders.
Excerpt from “Freedom to Flow: Montana’s Prickly Pear Creek Sees New Life After Industrial Past” by Caitlin Styrsky. This story was originally published in the summer 2017 edition of Mountain Outlaw magazine. Prickly Pear Creek flows out of Montana’s Elkhorn Mountains and winds through the scenic countryside of the Helena Valley. Although the creek primarily passes […]
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East Helena, Montana
METG’s environmental cleanup actions in East Helena focus on soil, sediment, and groundwater contamination caused by more than a century of smelting lead, zinc, and other metals at the former ASARCO facility.
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