EPA Superfund Program: JACOBS SMELTER, STOCKTON, UT

Superfund Site Profile

The Jacobs Smelter site is located in the Rush Valley, Tooele County, Utah near the town of Stockton and about five miles south of Tooele, Utah. The site covers about eight square miles and includes the town of Stockton. The risks posed by the site derive from smelting and mining activity, which occurred primarily in the 1860s and 1870s. Wastes in the form of heavy metal contaminated soil, mill tailings, and smelter wastes exist at several locations within the site boundaries. The primary contaminants are lead and arsenic.

Cleanup is complete for several areas of the site. Investigation and evaluation of cleanup options in the remaining areas is ongoing.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

A proposed plan for Operable Unit 2 is now available. The proposed plan presents the options for cleanup actions at OU2.

You may view the proposed plan online or at one of the site information repositories. The period for submitting comments on the proposed plan closed on November 21, 2015.

A Record of Decision (ROD) that documents the cleanup decision is anticipated to be issued by the end of 2016 and design and construction of the remedy will follow.


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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not a Ground Water Site
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No