The New Rifle Uranium Mill is a DOE facility for September 1988-September 1989 and April, 1992-October. 1996 so workers are eligible to file for Part B and Part E claims .
New Rifle is west of Rifle, Colorado and encompass about 33 acres. The New Rifle mill operated from 1958-1973 and recovered uranium and vanadium ore.
From 1958 to 1973, the mill produced uranium and vanadium concentrates and from 1973 to 1984 part of the mill was used to produce vanadium concentrate. These milling operations are covered under the auspices of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and are not separately covered under EEOICPA. However, DOE environmental remediation contractors performed remediation under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Public Law 95-604) of hazardous materials such as asbestos, industrial chemicals, and other materials at the site from September 1988 through September 1989 and then performed remediation of all contaminated mill tailings at the site from April 1992 through October 1996. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA.
NIOSH does not currently have any technical basis documents for the New Rifle site. NIOSH has statistics for New Uranium Mill in Rifle.