List of Superfund sites in Nevada

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Nevada 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 November 29, 2010, there was one Superfund site on the National Priorities List in Nevada, with no further sites proposed for addition.[2] No site has yet been removed from the list.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

  Not on National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed[3] Listed[4] Construction
NVD980813646 Carson River Mercury Site Lyon, Storey, and Churchill Surface water, sediment, soil, fish and wildlife contamination by mercury from historical gold and silver mining operations.[8][9] 10/26/1989 08/30/1990
NVD083917252 Anaconda Mine Lyon groundwater and surface water contamination by a wide range of heavy metals, radioisotopes, chlorides, sulfates and acidic conditions. Fugitive dust from contaminated mine tailings is also a threat.[10]
NV3141190030 Rio Tinto Copper Mine Elko copper, iron, manganese, zinc.[11]

See also[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". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  4. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  5. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  6. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  7. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  8. ^ "Carson River Mercury Site description". Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  9. ^ "Carson River Mercury Site progress profile". Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  10. ^ "Anaconda Mine site description". Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  11. ^ "Contaminants of Concern at Rio Tinto Copper Mine". Retrieved 2016-02-06.

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