Design Approaches and Lessons Learned for the Durant Canyon Reclamation Project - Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area NPL Site1

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The Silver Bow Creek project is a large, multi-year, Superfund cleanup project administered by Montana DEQ. The project includes excavation of approximately 4 million cubic yards of mine tailings distributed over 1,600 acres of floodplain along approximately a 24-mile long reach of the creek. This presentation will focus on design challenges and lessons learned in Subarea 3; which includes 6.1 miles of Silver Bow Creek through Durant Canyon, adja-cent to BNSF and RARUS railways, between Butte and Anaconda, MT.

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Pierre LeMieux is a project manager with twenty years of professional experience. He works for Pioneer Technical Services in Helena, MT and holds a B.S. in Land Rehabilitation Science from Montana State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Montana. Pierre’s work in the consulting field has focused primarily on large-scale Superfund projects involving a wide range of engineering and reclamation work.