Superfund Site:

SMELTERTOWN SITE
SALIDA, CO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Erna Waterman
(303) 312-6762

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Site Location

Street Address:
9000 COUNTY ROAD #152, SALIDA, CO 81201

Background

The 120-acre Smeltertown site is located near Salida in Chaffee County, Colorado. Many industrial businesses operated on site over the past century, including lead-zinc smelting and wood-treating facilities. Site activities associated with these operations included the dumping of molten slag along the Arkansas River and allowing creosote and other wood-treating chemicals to drip onto the ground. These activities contaminated soil, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals and heavy metals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.