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...