S&W SAWMILL FACILITY

The S&W Sawmill Facility, located approximately 0.5 miles north of the City of Darby at the intersection of US Highway 93 and Bunkhouse Road, is shown on the map below. The S&W Sawmill Facility is being addressed by the state Superfund law, CECRA, with International Paper (IP) designated as the lead liable person for remediation, or cleanup, of the Facility. Most of the Facility is currently not in use. From approximately 1961 to 1998, the Facility operated as a sawmill. From approximately 1961 to 1978, the Facility also operated as a wood treatment plant that used the chemical pentachlorophenol (PCP) mixed with diesel as a wood preservative. The chemical mixture and its by-products (dioxins/furans) have contaminated the soil and groundwater at the Facility. The Facility is currently in the supplemental remedial investigation phase. DEQ has not yet issued a Record of Decision for the Facility.

Documents relating to this facility will be available for download and/or viewing on this page as they are finalized. For more information please contact DEQ project officer, Robert Roll, at (406) 841-5025 or rroll@mt.gov.