Site Operations and Maintenance U.S. Department of Energy

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

In April 2020, more than 82,000 tons of tailings were shipped to Crescent Junction for disposal, for a total to date of more than 10.5 million tons shipped.

In the spring, the Project evaluates the snowpack and the potential for spring runoff from the Upper Colorado River Basin. As of May 2020, the Upper Colorado River Basin snowpack was near average. The Project anticipates minor flooding may occur in an uncontaminated area of the Moab site.

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. In 2019, more than 53,000 tons of debris was shipped to the Crescent Junction disposal cell.

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