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Mine-tainted water worries Montana city

By MATT VOLZ The Associated Press

This article was published January 24, 2017 at 3:33 a.m.

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Old mining headframes dominate the skyline of Butte, Mont., last month. A pit of contaminated water is expected to reach a critical level in 2023, raising the risk that it could spill into other waterways and Butteā€™s groundwater.

BUTTE, Mont. -- The deaths of at least 3,000 snow geese -- blown off their migration course and into a 50 billion-gallon toxic stew in a former copper mine that is part of the nation's largest Superfund site -- were a wake-up call that raises questions about the pit, residents say.

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