Susan Dunlap, mtstandard

Susan Dunlap


Butte, MT, United States

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Past articles by Susan:

The state's $13.3 million repair on hills around Anaconda

Another part of the new Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to tackle thousands of acres of naked and damaged hills has already been going on for nearly a decade. → Read More

Rollover crash on Travis Creek Road Thursday led to minor injuries

A one-vehicle rollover on Travis Creek Road, near Boulder in Jefferson County, resulted in minor injuries Thursday. → Read More

Anaconda has a new plan, proposed by EPA

If the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal for Anaconda goes through, Atlantic Richfield Company could spend an additional $20 million to do things such as spreading grass seed by helicopter → Read More

With multi-millions at stake, these four have been leading voices for Butte

The four volunteers who have served the longest on a restoration council making million-dollar recommendations on behalf of the Mining City’s residents believe Butte is a special place. That belief → Read More

Fire in Ramsay leaves family without home

A detached garage fire in Ramsay in the very early hours of Thursday morning spread to the house and left a family of four homeless, said Brian Doherty, Butte-Silver Bow → Read More

Fire near Delmoe Lake grows to 112 acres

At 112 acres and zero percent contained, the McClusky Fire continues to grow 10 miles outside of the Mining City. → Read More

Using restoration money for Parrot tailings removal still rankles many

The Parrot tailings removal is getting down to brass tacks. → Read More

Sen. Steve Daines holds Senate subcommittee hearing live at Grant-Kohrs Ranch Thursday

Wanting to highlight Montana's lesser visited national parks, Sen. Steve Daines will host a National Parks Subcommittee Senate hearing live at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site north → Read More

Polishing plant to control Berkeley Pit water almost ready

With a $19 million price tag attached, Atlantic Richfield Company prepares to discharge mine waste water from its brand new polishing plant into Silver Bow Creek, said Ron Halsey, operations → Read More

Groups point to drawbacks of using restoration funds to finish Parrot tailings work

If the state uses additional restoration dollars — in the amount of $18.5 million — to finish the Parrot waste cleanup behind the Butte Civic Center, the state will be → Read More

EPA to Butte: Wait a little longer on consent decree

The long-awaited consent decree to put an end to more than a decade of contention on the Butte Hill cleanup and put Atlantic Richfield Company to work to finish what → Read More

The 'last second mile' of Silver Bow Creek: What's in store for cleanup

With recent indications that bugs and fish are exposed to 39,700 parts per billion of copper plus lead, arsenic, cadmium, and zinc beyond federal benchmarks in the “last second mile” → Read More

No dam danger is imminent — but beyond that, Atlantic Richfield and MR disagree

Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company disagree over the future safety of Yankee Doodle Tailings Impoundment dam, but the two extraction companies do agree on one thing — there is → Read More

County approves changes to EPA cleanup plan

The Council of Commissioners has has given a key first endorsement to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to clean up the Butte Hill. → Read More

Questions remain, tempers flare as the clock ticks on the Butte Hill cleanup

As time grows short in Superfund negotiations for the Butte Hill, public debate over what the area from Texas Avenue to the confluence at George Street should look like rages → Read More

Butte woman allegedly harmed by Butte psychiatrist wins legal step against state

A Butte woman suing a Butte psychiatrist for allegedly causing an irreversible movement disorder won the first step in her case Wednesday against the state for licensing the psychiatrist despite → Read More

Atlantic Richfield proposes new treatment plant to draw down water level in Berkeley Pit

The Berkeley Pit's toxic water could be reduced to late 1990s levels within the pit according to a new Atlantic Richfield Company plan, says Mark Thompson, Montana Resources vice president → Read More

Montana Limestone Resources on way to getting permitted

Montana Limestone Resources, the proposed Dennis Washington-owned lime mine near Drummond, is initiating the work of getting started. → Read More

$150 million solar project jumps through first hurdle

Despite overwhelming written public comment against the proposed $150 million solar project north of Dillon, the potential 1,306-acre solar farm got through its first hurdle Monday morning when the state → Read More

Whitehall's 'little mine that could' can't anymore

The 3.3 million ounces of gold Whitehall-based Golden Sunlight has dug up since 1982 could fit into the back of a standard-size pickup, even though the mine has excavated 1,575 → Read More