|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 3 Oct 2008 11:32:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Uravan Mill (CO) uranium tailings|
Cleanup of Uravan Superfund Site Complete Remediation Took 20 Years and $120 Million by Gus Jarvis Telluride Watch (CO) October 2, 2008URAVAN - With a new uranium mill in the Paradox Valley looming on the horizon, last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified the completion of the cleanup of the 680-acre Uravan Mill Superfund Site that lies on the banks of the San Miguel River. The cleanup process took 20 years and $120 million to complete.
...More than 13 million cubic yards of mill tailings, evaporation pond precipitates, water treatment sludge, contaminated soil, and debris from more than 50 mill structures were collected and treated in four on-site disposal cells. In addition, more than 380 million gallons of contaminated liquid collected from seepage containment and groundwater extraction systems were treated.
...The site will be taken off the National Priorities List and transferred to the Department of Energy for long-term management. Since waste is left in place at the site, five-year reviews will be required to ensure that the remedy works to protect the human health and environment.
... For the entire article, see http://www.telluridewatch.com/pages/full_story?page_label=news&id=280893-Cleanup-of-Uravan-Superfund-Site-Complete&widget=push&instance=News_page&article-Cleanup-of-Uravan-Superfund-Site-Complete%20=&open=& -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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