I don't think this incredible environmental disaster can ever be fixed. What is particularly disturbing is that it happened so recently--when we knew better. Butte appears to be a ruined city at the heart of a ruined county. An incredible statue overlooks the city of Butte (now about one third its former size) from atop the Continental Divide--Our Lady of the Rockies. It will take the environmental Superfund, and the power of the saints like Our Lady, to restore this historic city.
|The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana|
|Another view of the Pit, looking toward the mountain of Our Lady of the Rockies|