Uranium Mill in Durango
This is a DOE site from 1948-1953 and October 1986 to May 1991 and workers are eligible to file Part B and Part E claims.
The Uranium Mill in Durango is located a quarter mile southwest of Durango, Colorado. Between 1942-1946 vanadium ore was processed there and uranium ore was processed from 1949-1963.
The AEC purchased the 147-acre uranium mill site in Durango, Colorado, in 1948 from the Vanadium Corporation of America. The AEC leased the facility back to Vanadium that same year, with an option to purchase the facility in 1953. Between 1948 and 1953, Vanadium operated the mill on behalf of the AEC. The company exercised its purchase option in 1953, and thereafter, the mill was operated as a privately owned facility. The company shut down and dismantled the mill in March 1963.
Additionally, from October 1986 through May 1991, DOE environmental remediation contractors performed environmental remediation, under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Public Law 95-604) at this mill. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA.
NIOSH reports the number of dose reconstructions done for Uranium Mill in Durango. NIOSH does not have technical basis documents for the Uranium Mill in Durango and there is no Special Exposure Cohort.