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Smurfit-Stone Community Advisory Group

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Smurfit-Stone Site Background

The 3,200-acre Smurfit-Stone Mill site is located 11 miles northwest of Missoula, Montana within Missoula County. A pulp mill operated on site from 1957 to 2010. The core industrial footprint of the mill site covers about 100 acres. Over 900 acres of the site consist of a series of unlined ponds used to store treated and untreated wastewater effluent from the mill, as well as primary sludge recovered from untreated wastewater. Some ponds initially used to store wastewater were subsequently drained and used for the landfilling of solid wastes from the mill.

What is a Community Advisory Group (CAG)?

The Smurfit-Stone CAG is a diverse representation of area residents, nearby landowners and community interests.  All CAG meetings are open to the public, and any interested party is welcome to participate in the CAG. Missoula County Community and Planning Services staff is an interested party participating in the Smurfit-Stone Mill Site Community Advisory Group.

What is the purpose of the CAG?

The purpose of the CAG is to provide a public forum for community members to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to Environmental Protection Agency activities at the Smurfit-Stone site. 

Where can I find more information?

EPA Smurfit Stone Mill Informational Website

EPA CAG Informational Website

CAG Meeting Agendas

CAG Meeting Minutes