EPA Superfund Program: URAVAN URANIUM PROJECT (UNION CARBIDE CORP.), URAVAN, CO

Superfund Site Profile

The 680-acre Uravan Uranium Project (Union Carbide Corp.) site is located in Uravan, Colorado. A radium-recovery plant started operating on site in 1912. From the 1940s to 1984, the plant operated as a uranium and vanadium processing facility. Site activities and waste disposal practices contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals and radioactive constituents. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/29/2008)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No