RICHEST HILL

A podcast about the past, present and future of one of America's most notorious Superfund sites

If you don’t know Butte Montana, you might have heard it’s one of the biggest toxic messes in the country. But now the “mining city” is on the verge of sealing a deal that could clean it up once and for all.

So how did we get here? What comes after Superfund? And who gets to decide?

Find out on Richest Hill, a new podcast from Montana Public Radio, now available here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Murder, Frank Little, And Butte’s Superfund Cleanup: What’s The Connection?

Who was Frank Little? And what could his grisly murder more than a century ago possibly have to do with Butte’s Superfund cleanup? That’s one of the questions we’ll be asking in Episode 3, which is coming at you in 3 short weeks. Stay with us for more about Butte's past, present and future!

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Episode 02: For The Benefit Of Mankind

At first glance, Butte, Montana’s mutilated industrial landscape is often written-off as an ecological sacrifice-zone. Dirty, ugly as sin and regrettable, but necessary to supply the country with perhaps the most basic necessity of the Electrical Age: Copper. But if you take the time to really look carefully, what you find here will challenge, surprise and even change you. Take...

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Episode 01: Butte’s Precarious Arrangement

Richest Hill episode 01: Get to know Butte, Montana, one of America's biggest Superfund sites and one of Montana’s most compelling places. Richest Hill is a new podcast about the past, present and future of Butte, America, "the Richest Hill on Earth."

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Episode 00: Series Preview

If you don’t know Butte Montana, you might have heard it’s one of the biggest toxic messes in the country. But now the “mining city” is on the verge of sealing a deal that could clean it up once and for all. So how did we get here? What comes after Superfund? And who gets to decide? Find out on...

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Thank You Butte!

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the Covellite Theatre to help us launch and celebrate Richest Hill!

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Beer And Butte Stories: Join Us For The Richest Hill Launch Party!

Butte is poised for a lot of action this year. It’s a town going through a major transition while wrestling with big questions about its future. Our goal is to follow these developments closely and to look at Butte with a fresh perspective. We want to get to the heart of what’s going on, and you can help us...

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