EPA Superfund Program: SMUGGLER MOUNTAIN, ASPEN, CO

Superfund Site Profile

The Smuggler Mountain site is located in Aspen, Colorado. Lead and silver mining took place at Smuggler Mountain from 1879 to 1920. Mining activities and wastes, including toxic metals, mill tailings and smelter byproducts, contaminated soil and groundwater with heavy metals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/26/1996)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not a Ground Water Site
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes