Missoula author Bill Vaughn, a writer I admire (and with whom I got to be friendly over the course of more than a few tennis outings over the past couple of years) has just posted a nice review of Opportunity, Montana to his very fine blog Dark Acres.
Backed up behind the rickety old Milltown Dam nearby was a 180-acre bed of mining wastes in places twenty feet deep. How this caustic pile of shit got there and what would be done about it is the topic of Brad Tyer’s Opportunity, Montana, a deft and theatrical account of the bizarre mess copper mining has left behind in Montana, and the efforts to remove the antiquated Milltown Dam and clean up the largest Superfund site in the western U.S.
As usual with Bill, the whole thing is a finely written story in its own right. Check it out here.