Superfund Site:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL (USARMY)
ADAMS COUNTY, CO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Christopher Wardell
(303) 312-6062

Remedial Project Manager
Greg Hargreaves
(303) 312-6661

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Site Location

Street Address:
IMMED N STAPLETON INTL ARPT, ADAMS COUNTY, CO 80022

Background

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) is nearly 27 square miles, roughly the size of Manhattan. RMA is located at the western edge of the Colorado plains, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, ten miles northeast of downtown Denver, Colorado. The U.S. Army established the RMA in 1942 to produce incendiary munitions and chemical warfare agents such as mustard gas used in World War II. Following the war, and through the early 1980s, the Army continued to use these facilities. Private industry was also encouraged to lease facilities at RMA after the war to foster economic growth in the area, ...
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