Episode 5

Presentation Part One: Is it Safe?


April 27th, 2023

27 mins 28 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Show Notes:
In this episode, we’ll hear part one of a panel discussion aimed at answering three critical questions about the Smurfit Stone complex: 1) Is it safe? 2) Is it leaking? and 3) Is it legal? Part one features expert insights from Karin Boyd, an experienced geomorphologist who authored a recent study mapping the future migration path of the Clark Fork River. Karin discusses what we know about the ever-changing river Clark Fork river channel, how this migration is likely to impact the Smurfit site, and the risks to human health and the environment. To follow along with the visuals while you listen, download her presentation slides:
Clark Fork and Bitterroot Rivers Channel Migration Zone Mapping