A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Moab Project was published in the Federal Register in December 2004. DOE held public scoping meetings for the EIS in January 2003.
DOE released a draft EIS for public comment in November 2004. The draft EIS assessed potential environmental impacts of actions in remediating tailings, ground water, and contaminated soils at the Moab Project site and vicinity properties. Comments DOE received on the information presented in the draft EIS and DOE responses to those comments are included as Volumes III and IV of the final EIS.
The final EIS was distributed to the public in July 2005. The final EIS included the preferred alternatives for remediation of the Moab Project site. Please refer to the document Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the preferred alternatives for remediation of the Moab Project site.
The Record of Decision was issued in September 2005. The Record of Decision details the selected alternatives of active ground water remediation at the Moab site and off-site disposal of the tailings pile and other contaminated materials at the proposed Crescent Junction, Utah, disposal site using predominantly rail transportation. This off-site disposal will remove the contaminated mill tailings from adjacent to the Colorado River and relocate them to the Crescent Junction site, which is more than 30 miles from the Colorado River.
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