List of Superfund sites in Colorado

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Colorado designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of May 1, 2010, there were eighteen Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Colorado.[2] Two more sites have been proposed for entry on the list and three others have been cleaned up and removed from it.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed[3] Listed[4] Construction
completed[5]
Partially
deleted[6]
Deleted[7]
CO7570090038 Air Force Plant PJKS Jefferson Groundwater, surface water, soil and buildings contaminated by TCE, PCBs and NDMA.[8] 07/14/1989 11/21/1989
COD007063530 ASARCO, Inc. (Globe Plant) Adams Groundwater, surface water, sediment and soil contamination by cadmium, lead, arsenic and zinc from metals smelting and refining.[9] 05/10/1993
COD000110254 Broderick Wood Products Adams Soil, surface water and groundwater contamination by PAHs, PCP byproducts, dioxins and furans; sludge, liquid waste from a former wood treatment plant.[10] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984
09/30/1996
COD980717938 California Gulch Lake Soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater contamination by lead, arsenic other metals and acidic mine drainage, and liquid and solid waste and sludge from mining, milling and smelting.[11] (see Leadville mining district) 07/14/1989 11/21/1989
04/16/2001 07/23/2001 04/22/2002 01/12/2010
COD981551427 Captain Jack Mill Boulder Solid waste, soil and surface water contamination by zinc, cadmium, copper and lead from mining and smelting.[12] 04/30/2003 09/29/2003
COD980717557 Central City/Clear Creek Clear Creek Soil, groundwater and surface water contamination, leaching and liquid waste contaminated with heavy metals such as zinc, copper, manganese, cadmium, lead and arsenic, from mining and milling operations within the watershed.[13] (see Argo Tunnel) 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
COD007431620 Chemical Sales Company Denver Liquid and solid waste, groundwater, air and soil contamination by various compounds.[14] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
03/27/2000
COD980716955 Denver Radium Site Denver Air, soil and groundwater contamination by radium, thorium, uranium, arsenic, lead and radon gas from radium ore processing.[15] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
09/27/2006
COD081961518 Eagle Mine Eagle Groundwater, surface water, solid waste, soil, liquid waste, debris and sediment contaminated by arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead and zinc.[16] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986
09/17/2001
COD042167858 Lincoln Park Fremont Air, groundwater, surface water, and soil are contaminated with radionuclides and metals including molybdenum, uranium, and uranium daughter products from uranium milling by Cotter Corporation.[17][18] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984
COD980499248 Lowry Landfill Arapahoe Liquid and solid waste, debris; soil, surface water, groundwater, sediment and leaching contaminated by chemicals, solvents and sludges; gas emissions from buried waste.[19] 10/08/1983 09/21/1984
09/28/2006
COD980499255 Marshall Landfill Boulder Surface water, ground water, soil and liquid waste contaminated by benzene, TCE, PCE, barium, iron, manganese and zinc.[20] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
08/25/1993
CON000802630 Nelson Tunnel/Commodore Waste Rock Mineral Surface contamination and mining waste rock pile contaminated with arsenic, cadmium, lead and zinc.[21] 03/19/2008 09/03/2008
CO7890010526 Rocky Flats Plant (DOE) Jefferson Soil, surface water, groundwater and air contamination by plutonium, americium, uranium and VOCs from nearly forty years of nuclear weapons manufacturing. The plant was closed after being raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and EPA.[22] 07/14/1989 11/21/1989
09/29/2006
05/25/2007
CO5210020769 Rocky Mountain Arsenal (US Army) Adams Soil, surface water and groundwater contamination by aldrin, dieldrin, DBCP and arsenic from chemical weapons and pesticide manufacture.[23] 10/15/1984 07/22/1987
01/21/2003 01/15/2004 07/31/2006
COD980717953 Sand Creek Industrial Adams Soil, solid waste, liquid waste, groundwater, surface water and air contamination and debris contaminated by VOCs, pesticides, herbicides and arsenic from an oil refinery, a pesticide manufacturing facility, acid pits and a landfill.[24] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
09/29/1994
12/20/1996
COD983769738 Smeltertown Chaffee Groundwater, soil and surface water contamination and solid waste contaminated by arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, manganese, zinc, pentachlorophenol and creosote from smelting, wood treatment and zinc sulfate manufacture.[25] 02/07/1992
COD980806277 Smuggler Mountain Pitkin Groundwater and soil contamination by lead and cadmium from historical mining operations.[26] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986
09/26/1996
09/23/1999
CO0002378230 Standard mine Gunnison Surface water, groundwater and soil contamination by arsenic, lead, zinc, cadmium, copper, chromium and manganese from an isolated former mine at 11,000ft altitude.[27] 04/27/2005 09/14/2005
COD983778432 Summitville mine Rio Grande Surface water, groundwater and soil contamination by copper, cadmium, manganese, zinc, lead, nickel, aluminum and iron, leaching into the Alamosa River system from an isolated former mine at 12,500ft altitude.[28] 05/10/1993 05/31/1994
COD007063274 Uravan Uranium Project (Union Carbide Corp.) Montrose Air, groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment contamination and solid waste and debris contaminated with raffinates, raffinate crystals, lead, arsenic, cadmium and vanadium from a radium recovery plant and uranium and vanadium processing.[29] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986
09/29/2008
02/18/2005 09/04/2007
CO0002259588 Vasquez Boulevard and I-70 Denver Lead and arsenic contamination of soil, from metal smelting and/or lawncare products.[30] 01/19/1999 07/22/1999
COD980667075 Woodbury Chemical Adams Soil and debris contaminated with chlorinated pesticides, heavy metals and VOCs from former pesticide plant.[31] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
03/26/1992
03/22/1993

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Proposed NPL sites". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Final NPL sites". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Air Force Plant PJKS". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Asarco Inc., Globe Plant". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  10. ^ "Broderick Wood Products". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  11. ^ "California Gulch". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  12. ^ "Captain Jack Mill". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  13. ^ "Central City/Clear Creek". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  14. ^ "Chemical Sales Company". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  15. ^ "Denver Radium Site". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  16. ^ "Eagle Mine". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  17. ^ "Lincoln Park Superfund Site Progress Profile". Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  18. ^ "Lincoln Park". Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  19. ^ "Lowry landfill". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  20. ^ "Marshall Landfill". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  21. ^ "Nelson Tunnel/Commodore Waste Rock". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  22. ^ "Rocky Flats Plant (USDOE)". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  23. ^ "Rocky Mountain Arsenal". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  24. ^ "Sand Creek Industrial". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  25. ^ "Smeltertown/Koppers". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  26. ^ "Smuggler Mountain". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  27. ^ "Standard Mine in Ruby Mining District". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  28. ^ "Summitville Mine". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  29. ^ "Uravan Uranium Project". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  30. ^ "Vasquez Boulevard & I-70". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  31. ^ "Woodbury Chemical". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 

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