A City of Bozeman employee discovered over 4,000 pounds of fly ash along and IN the East Gallatin River near the 200 block of Bohart Lane, which is in the heart of downtown Bozeman's residential area.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Bozeman Police Department at 406-582-2000.

According to the official Press Release from the Bozeman Police Department:

On March 5, 2016, the Bozeman Police and Fire Departments responded to the 200
block of Bohart Lane after a City of Bozeman Street Department employee located a
large illegal dump site along the banks, and in the East Gallatin River.

The Bozeman Fire Department Regional Hazardous Response Team found the dumped material to be packaged fly ash.

Fly ash is a byproduct from burning pulverized coal in electric power plants and is commonly used as a concrete additive.

More than 4,000 pounds of the material was safely removed from the river bank and river bottom.

East Gallatin River Illegal Dumping - photo Bozeman Police
East Gallatin River Illegal Dumping - photo Bozeman Police

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