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DOE Announces Preferred Alternatives For Moab, Utah, Uranium Mill Tailings

April 6, 2005 - 11:33am

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the department’s preferred alternatives for remediation of the Moab, Utah, Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Site:  active groundwater remediation, and offsite disposal of the tailings pile and other contaminated materials to the proposed Crescent Junction disposal site.

These preferred alternatives will be included in the Department of Energy’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  Previously, the department did not identify a preferred alternative, in its draft Environmental Impact Statement on the remediation of the Moab, Utah, Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.

The preferred alternatives do not indicate that the department has reached a final decision on remediation of the Moab site.  The department continues to review comments it has received from the public on the site.

A Final EIS on the Moab, Utah, Uranium Mill Tailings site and the remediation of the site is in preparation, and the final department Record of Decision will be issued following the release of the Final EIS for the Moab site.

Media contact:  Joe Davis, 202-586-4940

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