Superfund Site: BONITA PEAK MINING DISTRICT, UNINCORPORATED, CO

Superfund Site Profile

The Bonita Peak Mining District site consists of 48 historic mines or mining-related sources where ongoing releases of metal-laden water and sediments are occurring within the Mineral Creek, Cement Creek and Upper Animas River drainages in San Juan County, Colorado. Historic mining operations have contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water with heavy metals. A remedial investigation to determine the nature and extent of contamination is underway.

EPA is maintaining contact information from individuals and/or companies wishing to be considered for work at the BPMD. Vendors or contractors interested in doing business related to BPMD should contact Cynthia Peterson (peterson.cynthia@epa.gov).

Do you have information about past mining activities at the Brooklyn Mine, such as maps, photos or personal stories? If so, it could be helpful to the investigative and cleanup work being done at the mine. Please contact Ben Martinez (bsmartinez@fs.fed.us) or 970-385-1202 to share your knowledge and information about past mining practices.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No