Superfund Site Profile
The 450-acre Eureka Mills site is part of Utah’s historic Tintic Mining District, located in the East Tintic Mountains about 80 miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Juab County, Utah.
Eureka was founded in 1870, following discovery of a high-grade mineralized outcrop containing silver and lead as well as other minerals, including gold, copper and arsenic. The area was extensively mined until 1958. Large waste rock piles and associated waste material resulting from mining operations were left primarily on the south side of the valley, immediately adjacent to residences and businesses. Transport along rail lines, milling operations and use of ...
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