New narrative details CFAC’s history

A former Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. electrical planner has published a comprehensive online history of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant. From the geology, chemistry, and history of Earth’s aluminum, to the aluminum boom from the 1960s to the 1990s, Richard Hanners’ history tells the whole story, including the rise and fall of Anaconda Aluminum Co. and the Atlantic Richfield Co. ownership of the facility.

He also looks ahead to the future — what can be done now in terms of cleanup at CFAC.