Moab – day 2 – 01 : 07 PM – weather : mostly cloudy – temperature : 45.7°F (7°C)
The tailings pile is about 3 miles away from Moab. It is located just near the highway, at the banks of the Colorado River, and looks like a giant red book of almost 130 acres (526,11 m²) lying on the ground.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has started the project to move the tailings to a permanent disposal site 30 miles north, near Crescent Junction. The project is called the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project.
The whole project will cost about US$635 million to $835 million, and will end in 2019.
No one unauthorized person is allowed on the site, and unfortunately I cannot bring further my researches about this specific location. Anyway there is nothing more common between the site like it was in Luper’s time, and the actual situation.
I will bring the rest of the day in a first visit of the desert.
Head of Research of the Global Connected Researcher Union