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September 10, 2013
CX-011042: Categorical Exclusion Determination

High Hydrogen, Low Methane Syngas from Low Ranked Coals for Coal-to-Liquids Production
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/10/2013
Location(s): Utah
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 20, 2013
At Tuesday's Grand County Council meeting in Utah, Moab Federal Project Director Donald Metzler, center, moves a piece from a plaque representing Moab’s uranium mill tailings pile to a plaque representing the disposal cell in recognition of the site achieving a milestone by shipping 6 million tons of the tailings. Grand County Council Chair Gene Ciarus is on the left and Grand County Council Vice Chair Lynn Jackson is on the right.
Moab Marks 6-Million-Ton Cleanup Milestone

MOAB, Utah – 6,000,000 is a big number, and it marks a significant cleanup milestone in the Beehive State.

May 29, 2013
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May 2, 2013
Students from the University of Utah contemplate the hillside geology at the rail load out area while Moab Federal Project Director Donald Metzler (in orange vest) addresses a question. The uranium mill tailings pile is behind and below the viewing area.
Moab Project Offers Unique Educational Resource in Site Tours

MOAB, Utah – As the weather warms up, EM's Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project site in southeastern Utah becomes a popular destination for tours, especially by universities.

March 14, 2013
Moab Site employees
EM Leaders Visit Employees at Moab Site

EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin and EM Consolidated Business Center Director Jack Craig visited the Moab Project sites in Utah on March 12.

January 4, 2013
In the 1950s, one of the largest uranium deposits in the U.S. was found near Moab, Utah. The Department of Energy began cleaning up the uranium mill tailings from the Moab Site in April 2009, using steel containers to transport more than five million tons of tailings for safe disposal near Crescent Junction, Utah. In this May 2012 photo, one of the trains is shown on the Union Pacific Railroad in Utah, passing a butte capped by a familiar southwest U.S. rock formation known as Navajo Sandstone. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: An Express Train to Crescent Junction

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December 27, 2012
Laborers place a disposable liner in a tailings container.
Moab Project Continues Progress on Tailings Removal with Contract Transition

MOAB, Utah – The Moab mill tailings removal project in Utah ended the year having shipped more than 35 percent of the total 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings off-site.

The tailings are being transported by rail 30 miles north to a disposal cell for permanent storage. More than 1 million tons of tailings were shipped during fiscal year 2012, which closed at the end of September.

December 12, 2012
CX-009751: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Department
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 12/12/2012
Location(s): Utah
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

October 16, 2012
DOE will continue monitoring excavations in Monticello's streets and will dispose of tailings that are found that had been used for fill around utility lines. Monitoring of groundwater at the former mill site and treatment of contaminated water east of the mill site will also continue.
Completion of the Five-Year Reviews for the Monticello, Utah, Radioactively Contaminated Properties Site (Monticello Vicinity Properties) and the Monticello Mill Tailings Site

Five-year reviews for the two Monticello, Utah, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites were completed in June 2012 by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

October 3, 2012
Pictured here is the Moab uranium mill tailings pile. Tailings excavation and conditioning activities are seen in the foreground. The water spray is used to eliminate extracted contaminated groundwater.
Moab Mill Tailings Removal Project Celebrates 5 Years of Success

MOAB, Utah – In the past 5 years, DOE has seen many successes in the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.