Uranium Mill in Naturita
The Naturita Uranium Mills are located in Montrose County, Colorado and are covered under EEOICPA as a DOE facility for the remediation period of 1994, and 1996-1998. 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 Naturita Uranium Mill are also eligible to file a Part E EEOICPA claim.
The Naturita Processing site is about 2 miles northwest of Naturita, Colorado and encompasses about 79 acres. Naturita processed vanadium ore from the 1930s to 1958 and began processing uranium ore in 1942.
This former uranium and vanadium ore processing facility processed about 704,000 tons of ore. This ore processing is covered under the auspices of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and is 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 processing site from May through November of 1994 and again from June of 1996 through September 1998. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA. (credit DOE)
September 1982, History of Domestic Uranium Procurement
under US AEC Contracts, Final Report,
pages A-24 to A-28 extensively describes the work done at
Naturita Uranium Mill.
The September 1982, History of Domestic Uranium Procurement under US AEC Contracts, Final Report, pages A-24 to A-28 extensively describes the work done at Naturita Uranium Mill.
Alternative NamesNaturita Processing Site Naturita Disposal Site
NIOSH reports the number of dose reconstructions done for Uranium Mill in Naturita. NIOSH does not have technical basis documents for the Uranium Mill in Naturita and there is no Special Exposure Cohort.