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. Near Silverton, Colorado, these drainages join to form the Animas River, which is used for drinking water, recreation and agricultural purposes.

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.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

Gladstone Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA)

On January 17, 2017, EPA announced its decision to continue operation of the Gold King Mine Interim Water Treatment Plant (IWTP) at Gladstone, Colo., while the Agency evaluates longer-term options to address water quality issues as part of the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site remedial action. The decision comes in the form of a Non-Time Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) Action Memo that transitions the IWTP operation from an emergency removal action to a NTCRA.


SITE STATUS

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