DAVENPORT AND FLAGSTAFF SMELTERS
Superfund Site Profile
The Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters site is located about 15 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, in a mostly residential and commercial area at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
The Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters were constructed around 1870 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Both of the smelters processed lead and silver ore removed from mines near Alta, Utah. Historical operations contaminated soil with metals. Operators decommissioned and dismantled both smelters by 1879. Subsequently, site use was mostly agricultural until the 1970s and 1980s when a restaurant and a residential community began to develop. Following cleanup, operation and ...
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