Old Uranium Mill in Rifle
The Old Uranium Mill in Rifle is a DOE facility for September 1989-September 1989, September 1989, April 1992, October 1996, so workers are eligible to file for Part B and Part E claims
The Old Rifle site is just east of Rifle, Colorado and encompasses 22 acres. From 1942-1958 it was used to process uranium ore and vanadium ore. After 1958 most of the mine tailings at Old Rifle were reprocessed and moved to New Rifle.
This mill was operated for two periods, namely 1924 through 1932 and again from 1942 to 1958. During these both these time periods it processed vanadium ore. Uranium ore was processed only in the latter period. 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 Old Rifle site. NIOSH currently has done no dose reconstructions for Old Uranium Mill in Rifle.