Butte schools show signs of lead, arsenic in soil

Workers wrapped up soil remediation at two schools in Butte after finding high levels of lead and arsenic.

Now they’re working on three more.

Out of 21 sites tested, five showed signs of lead and arsenic.

“Butte High School, the Silver Bow Montessori school, West school, the former Lincoln school, which is now a head start facility, and then the Aware early head start facility — all had exceedances,” said Michael Mcanulty, liability manager with Atlantic Richfield.