Superfund Site:

BALLARD MINE
SODA SPRINGS, ID

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
David Tomten
(208) 378-5763

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Site Location

Street Address:
12 MI N OF SODA SPR, FOLLOW HWY 34,
R ON BLACKFT RVR RD, L ON P4 HAUL RD
SODA SPRINGS, ID 83276

Background

The Ballard Mine site is a former open-pit phosphate mine located in the phosphate mining district of southeast Idaho. This mining district is an area where phosphate-rich sedimentary rock layers are present at or near the surface and have been mined for the past 100+ years. There are many historic mines within the mining district, four active mines, and a number of proposed mines.

The Site is located about 13 miles north-northeast of Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. The Ballard Mine was operated from 1951 to 1969 and includes approximately 534 acres of mining-disturbed land consisting of six external waste ...
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