The mine was opened in 1955 and closed in 1983. For reasons that are not clear to me, the water pumps were turned off when the mine closed, and ground water has been leaching into the pit ever since, it's now 900 feet deep. If the pit water level reaches the natural water table, estimated to occur by around 2020, the pit water will reverse flow back into surrounding groundwater, polluting into Silver Bow Creek which is the headwaters of Clark Fork River. Remediation is taking place, and one hopes it will be successful. You may view the status of the water level at pitwatch.org.
water treatment plant. It doesn't look big enough to me.
In sporting news, Emirates-Team New Zealand did not win the America's Cup.