he Clark Fork Superfund Challenge: Restoring Ecosystems Versus Technical Impracticability
The Clark Fork Superfund Complex is a humongous environmental experiment that often requires scientists, engineers and lawyers to recognize limitations to restoring environments. The flooding Berkeley Pit and attached 10,000 miles of underground workings is the poster child of “technical impracticability” – highly contaminated groundwater that will never be restored. By contrast, Milltown Reservoir cleanup shows that some ecosystems can be largely restored. Finding what is practicable is a complex endeavor that begs the question, “why is it taking so long.”
Griffin, Joe, "he Clark Fork Superfund Challenge: Restoring Ecosystems Versus Technical Impracticability" (2017). Guest Lectures. 62.