Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:08 PM by KXLF Media Center
Blood tests for lead are going to resume in Butte, according to Terri Hocking, health officer for the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department.
For the past 20 years the health department has conducted blood lead level tests in Butte as part of the residential metals abatement program, according to Hocking. In the last year the health department has found three elevated levels of lead throughout all of their testing in Uptown Butte.
More recently they have drafted a health studies work plan to submit to the Environmental Protection Agency in February. Currently the plan is open to public comment online for a 60 day period, according to Hocking.
At the end of 60 days the health department will hold a public meeting on December 3. Representatives will be available to talk about superfund and non-superfund areas of concern.
View the health studies draft plan at www.bsb.mt.gov.
E-mail comments related to the plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.