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Superfund Site Report: FREMONT NAT. FOREST URANIUM MINES (USDA)
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedy Selected

    Conditions at Proposal (January 18, 1994): The Fremont Nati onal Forest/White King and Lucky Lass URANIUM+ Mines site is locat ed approximately 18 miles northwest of Lakeview, Oregon. The Whi te King Mine is located on U.S. Forest Service and private land and the Lucky Lass Mine is located entirely on Forest Service land . The mines were operated from 1958 through 1961 and intermitt ently through 1964. The Atomic Energy Commission oversaw ore pro duction from the mines. A total of 140 acres were disturbed by m ining: 120 acres at White King Mine and 20 acres at Lucky Lass M ine. Contaminant areas include stockpiled ore, overburden mixed with ore, and acid drainage waste water that has filled the pits created by the mining activities. The primary hazards posed by the mine waste include gamma ra diation exposure from radioactive constituents, emanation of rado n gas, and environmental contamination by HEAVY METALS and the ra dioactive constituents in surface and ground water. Surface wate r and sediments in Auger Creek and nearby wetlands have been cont aminated by mining activities. The creek and surface water bodie s downstream of the site are used as a source of recreational fis hing. Status (April 1995): In October of 1994, the U.S.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENIC X   
    CADMIUM    X
    LEAD X   
    MANGANESE X   
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS X   
    MERCURY X   
    RADIUM X   
    ZINC    X
    ZINC COMPOUNDS    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for FREMONT NAT. FOREST URANIUM MINES (USDA):

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: FREMONT NAT. FOREST URANIUM MINES (USDA)
    EPA ID: OR7122307658
    Address: 524 N G ST
    LAKEVIEW, OR 97630
    Other Names: FREMONT NAT. FOREST URANIUM MINES (USDA)
      FREMONT NATIONAL FOREST/WHITE KING AND LUCKY LASS
      LUCKY LASS/WHITE KING MINE
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: April 25, 1995
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the FREMONT NAT. FOREST URANIUM MINES (USDA) Superfund site.
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