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At the Upper Tenmile Creek Mining Area Superfund site in 2018, water contaminated with arsenic, lead and zinc flows from a pipe out of the Lee Mountain mine and into a holding pond near Rimini, Mont. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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A decontamination crew from the Environmental Protection Agency works on extracting asbestos fibers from a barn in the Libby area. The EPA has cleaned thousands of homes, buildings, and public spaces in the most expensive environmental clean up in American history. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Stalks A Montana Town Already Grappling With Asbestos Disease

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This smokestack, left over from a century of copper mining, spewed up to 24 tons of arsenic per day over an area the size of New York City. Nora Saks/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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Montana Residents Ask Supreme Court To Allow Cleanup Beyond Superfund Requirements

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An aerial photo shows hills of mining waste known as "chat" scattered throughout the abandoned lead and zinc mine at the Tar Creek Superfund site. Joe Wertz/Stateimpact Oklahoma hide caption

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EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop

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An empty field is all that remains of Uravan after cleanup wrapped in 2007. Dan Boyce/NPR hide caption

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Former Residents Picnic At Colorado Superfund Site

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