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EA-1312: Final Environmental Assessment

Ground Water Compliance at the Grand Junction UMTRA Project Site (Climax Uranium Millsite)

This document is the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action to address ground water contamination at the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project site in Grand Junction, Colorado. This site is also known as the former Climax uranium millsite. The purpose of this EA is to present the proposed action and alternatives and discuss their environmental effects. The EA presents a strategy for achieving compliance with requirements established in the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (42 United States Code 7901 et seq.) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency' (EPA's) "Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings" (Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 192).