Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
The Kennecott (South Zone) site area is located in Salt Lake County, Utah. The Salt Lake City suburban area is located to the east and northeast of the site. While the pit and other ore ex traction activities occur on the east slope of the Oquirrh Mounta ins, other sources extend to the east for at least six miles into the Salt Lake Valley. The site area covers approximately 37 squ are miles. Mining in the area began in the 1860s, with COPPER being the primary metal produced. Various mining companies have operated in the district over the years, including ARCO Inc. (formerly Ana conda Co.) and Kennecott COPPER Corp. Since around 1900, Kenneco tt has operated a wide variety of mineral processing and producti on facilities onsite. Kennecott sent much of the mineral process ing waste and COPPER ore from these operations north to the Kenne cott (North Zone). Tailings waste produced in the South Zone is shipped to the North Zone by slurry and rail. The South Zone includes wastes associated with extracting and concentrating COPPER ore. The main sources identified at the S outh Zone are the open pit, Bingham Creek Channel, State Motorcyc le Park, Lark Tailings, Butterfield Mine/St. More...