Richest Hill

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If you don’t know Butte Montana, you might have heard it’s one of the biggest toxic messes in the country. But now the “Mining City” is on the verge of sealing a deal that could clean it up once and for all. So how did we get here? What comes after S...Show More
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02:06 | Feb 12th

This season on Richest Hill you’ve been hearing all about what mining meant for Butte, the toxic legacy it left behind, and about sprawling efforts to clean it up that have spanned more than 30 years....Show More

52:53 | Jan 7th

After more than 30 years in limbo without a final cleanup agreement, the ink is drying on Butte’s big Superfund deal as we speak. What it means and why it matters has everything to do with what played...Show More
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37:11 | Aug 13th, 2019

From Evel Knievel to a 'Great Flood' and on to the dawning of the Superfund era, Episode 5 looks at the origins of the government program designed to force whoever made the mess to clean it up.

41:23 | May 29th, 2019

I live a mile away from the Berkeley Pit, the mile by mile and a half wide former open-pit mine, which is now filled with a 50 billion gallon toxic lake. Every time I visit, I leave hyper aware of the...Show More

09:34 | May 9th, 2019

We're hard at work on episode 4 of Richest Hill , and still covering lots of Superfund news in Butte right now. In the mean time, meet one of the artists who's contributed to this project behind the s...Show More
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