Superfund Site:

URAVAN URANIUM PROJECT (UNION CARBIDE CORP.)
URAVAN, CO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Christopher Wardell
(303) 312-6062

Remedial Project Manager
Fran Costanzi
(303) 312-6571

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Site Location

Street Address:
NEAR URAVAN ON HWY 141, URAVAN, CO 81436

Background

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.