Superfund Site:

US MAGNESIUM
TOOELE COUNTY, UT

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Jennifer Chergo
(303) 312-6601

Remedial Project Manager
KEN WANGERUD
(303) 312-6703

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Site Location

Street Address:
15 MILES N OF ROWLEY EXIT ON I-80
TOOELE COUNTY, UT 84029

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Background

The US Magnesium Superfund site is located adjacent to the Great Salt Lake in Toole County, Utah, 33 miles to the north of Grantsville and 40 miles to the west of Salt Lake City. The sparsely populated, 4,525-acre site includes the US Magnesium facility and surrounding areas of waste disposal. The facility has been producing magnesium at the site since 1972. The production process involves isolating magnesium chloride salts from the Great Salt Lake and then extracting the magnesium by electrolysis. Facility operations and waste disposal practices contaminated soil, air, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. In addition to ...
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