Site Operations and Maintenance U.S. Department of Energy

Staff are on site 7 days per week performing security and maintenance activities. Tailings excavation and conditioning operations run 4 days a week.

In addition to excavating and conditioning mill tailings, the Project has excavated and sorted a portion of the mill building debris that was buried in the southern end of the tailings pile. Some debris has been shipped in containers modified to carry this type of material.

In February 2019, the Moab Project increased weekly mill tailings shipments from two to four. In July, 68,000 tons of tailings were shipped to Crescent Junction for disposal, for a total to date of more than 9,865,000 tons shipped.

Due to a higher than average snowpack this year, the Project experienced limited flooding on portions of the non-contaminated area of the Moab site. Groundwater extraction was suspended in late May due to anticipated flood waters encroaching on the site. Injection was also suspended. Mill tailings removal operations remain unaffected. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado River water levels have peaked for the season and no additional flooding on the Moab site is anticipated.

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