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Telluride Valley Floor

Site Contact:
Joni Sandoval
On Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
Hwy 145 and Boomerang Trail
Telluride, CO 81435

Site Updates

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Forest Service, is conducting a joint Removal Action at the Telluride Valley Floor Site, which is located in Telluride, CO. EPA is the lead agency conducting the cleanup and has assigned Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Joni Sandoval, to oversee field activities. The Removal Action will be conducted in 2 phases. Phase 1 was an Emergency Response to stabilize eroding tailings in the San Miguel River, as well as provide dust and erosion control in an area closed off by signage containing mill tailings, that is frequently trespassed by bikers and trail passers. Phase 1 was conducted in November 2020. The Phase 2 Time Critical Removal Action is being conducted to mitigate the remaining tailings that pose a threat to human health and the environment and is currently underway.

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