The Grand County site futures committee is inviting the public to a workshop at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 15 at the Grand Center.
This is the first step to create a community vision for the future of the former Atlas uranium mill property at the junction of Hwy 191 and State Route 279. The goal is to achieve an initial community vision by the end of this year, to be updated as needed until the remediation of the tailing site is finished. The site remediation is expected to continue through 2025
However, the future site committee doesn’t believe it is too early to consider possibilities.
A community vision for the site could influence who might administer the property, would support annual appeals for adequate remediation funding and would enable Department of Energy to accommodate future public uses if within their scope.
There are no guarantees that the site clean-up will finish by 2025 or that DOE will declare it
surplus but these are real possibilities.
For more information and an online comment form, see www.moabtailings.org/sfc.htm.
Written initial comments on potential site uses should be submitted by May 31 to the Site
Futures Committee, C/O UMTRA Liaison, 125 East Center Street, Moab UT 84532.