DEQ Press Releases

Dioxins and Protecting Public Health: A presentation by DEQ Risk Assessor Aimee Reynolds

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HELENA – DEQ Risk Assessor Aimee Reynolds will present on “Dioxins and Protecting Public Health” at a community educational event Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Quarry Brewing in Butte.


Reynolds has worked as a risk assessment scientist at DEQ for more than two decades and is currently Bureau Chief of DEQ’s Contaminated Site Cleanup Bureau. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a background in biology, ecology and toxicology. Reynolds will speak about how scientists evaluate dioxins and furans and determine appropriate cleanup levels for protection of human health and the environment at Superfund Sites. This educational event is hosted by the Citizens Technical Environmental Committee of Butte.


What: “Dioxins and Protecting Public Health”: A presentation by DEQ Risk Assessor Aimee Reynolds

When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Quarry Brewing (upstairs); 124 W. Broadway St., Butte


DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the public meeting. If you require an accommodation, please contact Karen Ogden at 406-444-6360  or

Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team to meet Dec. 18

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The Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team, which first convened in September, will hold its second meeting Monday, Dec. 18, from 2-4 p.m. at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality in Helena. The team was established by the 2017 Legislature under Senate Bill 315 to enhance communication among stakeholders of the Libby Asbestos Superfund Cleanup. In addition, the Advisory Team will advise Montana DEQ on administration of the Libby Asbestos Cleanup Trust Fund and operation and maintenance accounts. As cleanup nears its end in many of the Operable Units of the Libby Asbestos Site, Montana DEQ and EPA will work with the Advisory Team to establish institutional controls and define operations and maintenance activities appropriate to protect the cleanup in Libby.