It was 34 years ago today, on earth day, when the BERKELEY PIT we know of was truly born. The pit was set on course to fill, in 1982 on Earthday. Years away from a catastrophe Butte Montana sits on the edge of one of the worlds FIRST & LARGEST man made natural disasters. The sad thing is, it could turn out to be one of the largest ecological disasters in Human History.
Here is an excerpt from PitWatch.org (Check them out)
"The Berkeley Pit is a former open pit copper mine in Butte, Montana. Approximately 320 million tons of ore and over 700 million tons of waste rock were mined from the Butte Hill. Put another way, the Berkeley Pit and Butte mines produced enough copper to pave a four-lane highway four inches thick from Butte to Salt Lake City and 30 miles beyond. Today, the Pit is filling with highly contaminated water, and managed as a federal Superfund environmental cleanup site."
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rob Oneill the navy seal who terminated Bin Laden was arrested dayS before his birthday for DUI in Butte Montana
Butte Montana Breaking News 2016 affecting Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Whitehall, Dillon, Helena, Belgrade & Bozeman
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The 49ers have a new head coach, his name is CHIP KELLY formerly of Eagles and Oregon Ducks acclaim.
A phone call to the Butte Court House was reported asking for the prisoners in the jail to be released and saying that there was a bomb in the building.
An awning collapse at the Butte Montana Safeway at the base of Uptown Butte left customers shaken. No one was reported injured at the Local Safeway on January 13th 2016. No word on store operations affected. Schedule for repair is also unknown.
A Butte Montana Ore truck Engine was used to build this Tractor.
The Butte Pekin Noodle Parlor is loaded with history and tasty food!