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State Superfund Unit

KRY Sludge

Petroleum sludge oozing from the sidewall of a soil excavation at the KRY Site, a State Superfund facility in the Evergreen area of Kalispell. 


The State Superfund Unit's mission is to:

Protect the public health and welfare of all Montana citizens and the state's environment from releases of hazardous or deleterious substances.

The State Superfund Unit's focus is:

  • Facilitating the investigation and cleanup of hazardous substances that typically occur at sites with the following activities:
    • Mining
    • Petroleum Refining
    • Railroad Fueling and Maintenance
    • Smelting
    • Wood Treating

The State Superfund Unit's purpose is to:

  • Protect human health and the environment
  • Prevent exposure of human and ecological receptors to hazardous or deleterious substances released to:
    • Air
    • Groundwater
    • Soil
    • Sediment [or]
    • Surface water
  • Ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations 
These release sites are ranked based on potential risks to public health and the environment.  Site investigation and cleanup activities focus primarily on sites which have a maximum or high priority rank.