MONTICELLO MILL TAILINGS (USDOE)
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Redevelopment at the Site
- Economic Activity at the Site
About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.
Redevelopment at the Site
The site is extensive and can safely support a variety of uses with proper implementation and observance of land and groundwater use restrictions. The site supports ranching, farming, residential and recreational land uses. In June 2000, after DOE completed the cleanup of the former mill site areas, DOE completed the transfer of 383 acres of land to the City of Monticello through the federal Lands-to-Parks program. The city then restored the mill site as a public park in accordance with an approved design, and landscaped the park with native plants. In 2003, EPA deleted several areas of the site from the NPL. By 2004, DOE and the city had successfully restored three backwater wetlands along Montezuma Creek, recreating a meandering creek channel and planting it with willows to promote wetlands and riparian habitat for wildlife. In 2012, DOE sold 175 acres of excess property east of the Pond 4. The General Service Administration handled the property sale.
Economic Activity at the Site
As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.