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If you're confused by Superfund jargon and don't know the difference between remediation and restoration, an upcomign presentation might offer insight into the ongoing cleanup efforts in the Butte area.

The Citizens Technical Environmental Committee, or CTEC, is sponsoring "Superfund 101" from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway.

Consultant Ian Magruder told The Montana Standard his presentation will include a general overview of Butte Superfund issues, to include photographs of former cleanup efforts and a timeline.

"I'll give a description that will help people understand the different Superfund sites and operable units," he said.

This is the first time the presentation has been offered, and the public is asked to comment and offer suggestions, said Janice Hogan of CTEC

Additional presentations are planned next year at a number of neighborhoods across Butte, Hogan said.

One reocurring complaint about Superfund issues voiced by area residents has long been that the issue is complicated, riddled with acronyms and difficult to understand.

CTEC hopes to change that and get more Butte residents involved in Superfund issues by

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offering a presentation that outlines the work in a simple context.

"It's overwhelming so we're trying to break it into smaller parts," Hogan said. "We're stepping back to get more of the big

picture for beginners so people can start fresh."

People may also visit the CTEC office at

27 W. Park St. to learn more about Superfund issues, she said.

Also during the

upcoming CTEC meeting, Nikia Greene of the Environmental Protection Agency will give an update on the revised "Community Engagement Plan" for the Butte area.

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