EPA Superfund Program: NEW IDRIA MERCURY MINE, IDRIA, CA

Superfund Site Profile

The 8,000-acre New Idria Mercury Mine site is located in and near the abandoned town of Idria, California. The mine operated from 1854 to the early 1970s. Mining activities contaminated surface water, groundwater, sediments and wetlands with metals, including mercury. Site studies of the contamination are ongoing.

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SITE STATUS

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