MOAB, Utah – EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project recently accomplished an EM 2022 priority by successfully relocating another million tons of uranium mill tailings away from the Colorado River, bringing the cumulative total to 13 million tons permanently disposed.
“Congratulations to the Moab UMTRA team for accomplishing this major milestone and advancing EM’s cleanup and closure efforts. I would like to sincerely thank our dedicated team, the Moab community, agency partners and the Moab Project’s supportive stakeholders. Each played a role in this progress,” said Acting Federal Cleanup Director Matthew Udovitsch. “The cleanup continues to move at an accelerated pace, and we’re already moving towards the next million ton goal and another successful year of safe removal.”
The Moab Project, which began in 2009, is charged with moving an estimated 16 million tons of contaminated soil and debris to an engineered disposal cell in Crescent Junction, Utah, 30 miles north of the Moab Site. The material resulted from legacy uranium milling operations.
As the Moab Project nears completion, local, state and federal stakeholders are planning for the site’s future after remediation is complete.
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