Superfund Site:

COLORADO SMELTER
PUEBLO, CO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Valeria Guerra
(303) 312-6508

Remedial Project Manager
Sabrina Forrest
(303) 312-6484

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Site Location

Street Address:
INTERSTATE 25 AND SANTA FE AVENUE
PUEBLO, CO 81006

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Background

The Colorado Smelter was a silver and lead smelter that operated in the Eilers and Bessemer neighborhoods from 1883 to 1908. EPA listed the site on the National Priorities List in December 2014, due to its concern about high levels of arsenic and lead (metals) that had been identified in smelter slag and neighborhood soils.

Pueblo was once home to five ore smelters and is still home to one active steel mill. The Colorado Smelter historical footprint is bound by Santa Fe Avenue to the east, Mesa Avenue to the south, Interstate 25 to the west, and the Arkansas River to ...
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