Demolition Nearly Completed at Columbia Falls Superfund Site

Instead of the massive pot rooms that once pumped out millions of pounds of aluminum, dozens of local residents saw sprawling holes at the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. during a public presentation and tour on May 9, a show of progress at the contaminated Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site that is in the midst of a years-long cleanup.

More than 50 people packed into a small conference room for a PowerPoint presentation led by representatives from CFAC, Roux Associates and the EPA, then boarded two school buses to tour both flattened pot rooms and an active monitoring well.