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 March, more than 73,000 tons of tailings were shipped to Crescent Junction for disposal, for a total to date of more than 9,575,000 tons shipped.

In the spring, the Project evaluates the snowpack and the potential for spring runoff from the Upper Colorado River Basin. Currently, the Colorado River's flow volume is expected to be at about 120% of average. The Project continues to monitor for flooding potential at the Moab site.

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