Public Participation in the Remediation and Restoration Process

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Public Participation in the Remediation and Restoration Process: Remediation efforts, such as Superfund in Butte, have lasting impacts on the communities involved and citizens deserve to be part of the decision making. Many avenues exist for engagement, both within and outside of the official process. A well educated and involved public can help guide the remediation and restoration process for the lasting benefit of all.

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David Hutchins is a PhD candidate in Material Science at Montana Tech, focused on metals recovery from mine affected waters. He is a father, maker, inventor, and scientist. He came to Butte in 2011 to study Environmental Engineering and has been active in Superfund issues ever since. He serves on several boards including Citizens' Technical Environmental Committee.