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Posted on Feb 5, 2016 in Superfund Cleanups

Jackpile – Paguate Uranium Mine Superfund Site

Jackpile – Paguate Uranium Mine Superfund Site

Jackpile – Paguate Uranium Mine Superfund Site  July 2015

Site History:

The mine was operated by Anaconda Minerals Company, a division of Atlantic Richfield Company. Mining operations were conducted from 1953 through early 1982 from three open pits, Jackpile, North Paguate, and South Paguate. Open pit mining was conducted predominately with large front-end loaders and haul trucks. The mine was closed because of depressed uranium mining conditions. During the 29 years of mining, approximately 400 million tons of rocks were moved within the mine area and approximately 25 million tons of uranium ore were transported west of the property. Mining operations were conducted from 1953 through early 1982

Read about Jackpile Supefund – EPA