JACKPILE-PAGUATE URANIUM MINE
LAGUNA PUEBLO, NM
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EPA and Atlantic Richfield Company signed an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) to conduct the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS). The AOC was effective on July 1, 2017. A site visit and Scoping Meeting kicked off the Remedial Investigation work and took place at the offices of the Pueblo of Laguna, Environmental and Natural Resources Department on August 2-3, 2017. Atlantic Richfield began work associated with conducting the Remedial Investigation and is coordinating activities with EPA and the Pueblo of Laguna.The RI/FS is expected to take at least two to three years to complete and includes the site's characterization of potential threats to human health and the environment. In the Fall of 2018, air monitoring stations were installed at the site so that an assessment of the local air quality can be assessed over time. The draft RI/FS Workplans developed and submitted by Atlantic Richfield in December 2018, are under review and comment by EPA and POL/ENRD.
Public Participation Opportunities
A Community Open House was scheduled for September 6, 2017. The purpose of the Open House was for the Pueblo community to informally meet and visit one on one with the Jackpile team members and ask any questions they may have about the CERCLA process . The technical team consists of the EPA, Pueblo of Laguna Environmental and Natural Resources Departement, and Atlantic Richfield.