EPA Superfund Program: CENTRAL CITY, CLEAR CREEK, IDAHO SPRINGS, CO

Superfund Site Profile

The Central City, Clear Creek site consists of a 400-square-mile watershed extending from the Continental Divide east to near Golden, Colorado. The site is located in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. The site consists of multiple mine waste piles, tailings impoundments, draining mine adits and impacted groundwater resources. Historic mining and milling activities resulted in the watershed becoming contaminated with heavy metals. Cleanup is ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No