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 tailing shipments from two to four. During the month of January 2019, more than 38,800 tons of tailings were shipped to Crescent Junction for disposal, for a total to date of more than 9,441,000 tons shipped.
In the spring, the Project evaluates the snowpack in the Upper Colorado River Basin. This year's projections are for a below normal runoff such that no flooding of the Moab site is anticipated.