March 16, 1996 in Idaho

Bunker Hill Cleanup Extended For Week

From Staff And Wire Reports

The Bunker Hill Superfund cleanup at Kellogg is still in business, at least for another week.

Like the rest of the Environmental Protection Agency, the toxic cleanup effort was due to run out of money on Friday, said manager Earl Liverman.

The EPA is among federal agencies that have been operating on stop-gap spending resolutions, in the absence of a budget agreed upon by Congress and President Clinton.

But now, Liverman said, funding has been extended until March 22 as the budget debate continues.

The most spectacular step in cleanup of the defunct smelter complex is expected this spring, when the smokestacks are demolished.

, DataTimes

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