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Water system contract issued for Bunk Hill site

A Pennsylvania company was awarded a $48 million contract to expand a water treatment system at the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg. AMEC Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. is expected to start the design work shortly. The four-year contract covers construction and the initial year of operations.

Bunker Hill Mine owner dies at 71

Bob Hopper bought the defunct Bunker Hill Mine at a salvage sale and never lost his optimism that the old mine could return to its glory days as one of the world’s largest lead producers. Hopper, 71, died Tuesday at Kootenai Medical Center. He was an outspoken advocate for the mining industry in Idaho’s Silver Valley, but didn’t realize his dream of reopening the Bunker Hill on a large scale.

Ex-Bunker Hill exec enters British politics

The man accused of stripping millions of dollars from health insurance funds for retirees of the Bunker Hill Mine and Smelter in the early 1990s has resurfaced as the treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party. David John Rowland and another executive allegedly transferred nearly $200 million worth of Bunker Hill assets overseas when Rowland was chief executive officer of Gulf Resources and Chemical Co.

Forester’s commitment revived Bunker hill landscape

In the early 1970s, Kellogg’s bleak backdrop reminded Ed Pommerening of Vietnam. Bare hills rising from the historic mining town bore an eerie resemblance to the napalmed jungles the young forester saw during his stint as an Army ranger.

Stigma hampers kids’ blood testing in Silver Valley

Stigmas associated with “being leaded” discourage parents living in the Bunker Hill Superfund site from getting their children tested for lead exposure, says a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Parents felt “blame, shame and guilt” if their kids had elevated blood-lead levels, the research indicated. They also feared that a child identified as having a high blood-lead level would become a target of public ridicule.