EEOICPA Climax Uranium

DOE, DOL, EPA, NIOSH, SEC, Documents.

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Climax Uranium Mill in Grand Junction, Colorado

 
Climax Uranium Mill

Climax Uranium Mill

 Climax Uranium Mill Site is located in Mesa County, Colorado and is covered under EEOICPA as a DOE facility for the remediation period of 1988-1994. Remediation workers  for these years are eligible to file Part B and Part E claims.  Workers covered by RECA 5 (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)) at the Climax Uranium Mill are also eligible to file a Part E EEOICPA claim.

During its 19 years of operation, the mill produced 2.2 million tons of radioactive tailings. These years of operation are covered under the auspices of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and are not separately covered under EEOICPA. However, DOE environmental remediation contractors performed environmental remediation under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Public Law 95-604) at this former uranium ore processing mill from at this former uranium mill from December 1988 through August 1994. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA. (credit DOE)

The September 1982, History of Domestic Uranium Procurement under US AEC Contracts, Final Report, pages A-15 to A-17 extensively describes the work done at Climax Uranium Mill.

 

Alternative Names

  • Climax Mill Site
  • Climax Uranium Company (Grand Junction Mill)
  • Grand Junction Mill Site
  • Grand Junction Mill 1
  • Grand Junction Processing Site
  • Grand Junction Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Site
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      DOE

    DOE Legacy Management has a webpage which considered Climax Uranium Company for a FUSRAP site, as well as a factsheet

    AEC/DOE Contractors

  • Climax Uranium Company
  • American Metals Climax, Inc.
  • Industrial Constructors Corporation (remediation)
  • Morrison Knudson Environmental Services (remediation)

    AEC/DOE Contract Numbers

  • AT(49-l)-526
  • AT(05-l)-792
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    DOL

    DEEOIC has statistics for Climax Uranium Mill as well as a DOE Site Exposure Matrix.  They also have a Uranium Mill SEM listing for Climax Mill in Colorado.

     

    EPA

    The National EPA had a record on Climax Uranium Mill but it has been removed from the website.

     

    NIOSH

    NIOSH does not currently have any technical basis documents for Climax Uranium Mill. NIOSH currently has done no dose reconstructions for Climax.

     

    Other

  • Wikipedia has an article on the Climax Uranium Mill.
  • The Center for Land Use Interpretation has a listing for Climax on its database.
  • The Wall Street Journal Waste Lands series has additional information on Climax Uranium Mill.

     

    Climax Uranium Mill Documents

  • Characterization of Climax Granite Ground Water
  • Environmental Assessment of Ground Water Compliance at the Grand Junction UMTRA Project Site (Climax Uranium Millsite)-1999
  • Modeling of Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Transport at the Climax Mine sub-CAU, Nevada Test Site-2007 
  • Process and Waste Characteristics at Selected Uranium Mills
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