Superfund Site: ANACONDA COPPER MINE
YERINGTON, NV

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Anaconda Copper Mine site covers more than 3,400 acres in the Mason Valley, near the city of Yerington, in Lyon County, central Nevada, approximately 65 miles southeast of Reno. The Singaste Range and the town of Weed Heights lie to the west, open agricultural fields and homes to the north, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed public land to the south, and the Walker River and the city of Yerington to the east. Portions of the site are owned by Arimetco (in bankruptcy) and portions are BLM managed public lands.