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Jeni Garcin-Flatow


DEQ, EPA to update public on cleanup process for the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company plant


Helena – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will hold a meeting on December 11, 2014, to inform the public on the current status and next steps in addressing contamination at the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company (CFAC) plant in Columbia Falls, Montana.

The public meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Little Theater at Columbia Falls High School, located at 610 13th Street West in Columbia Falls.

Meeting topics will include a summary of recent discussions with CFAC/Glencore regarding the Administrative Order on Consent prepared by DEQ, an update from EPA on additional sampling efforts and the next steps in the cleanup process.

DEQ and EPA will make reasonable accommodations for persons with a disability that may interfere with their ability to participate in the meeting. Accommodations can be arranged by contacting Jeni Garcin-Flatow at 406-841-5016 or

For more information regarding the CFAC Site, please contact Rob Parker, EPA Site Assessment Manager, at 303-312-6664 or, or Jenny Chambers, DEQ Remediation Division Administrator, at 406-841-5001 or

For Media Interviews Contact

Jeni Garcin-Flatow

DEQ Remediation Division Public Information Officer



Richard Mylott

EPA Public Affairs


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