Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Moab tailings contract

An Idaho Falls firm has won a $121 million contract to continue cleanup of the millions of tons of contaminated mill tailings that sit not far from the Colorado River. The five-year contract announced by the U.S. Department of Energy will have Portage, Inc. responsible for the removal of 3.1 million tons of tailings. So far, 4.6 million of the original 16 million tons of radioactive waste have been removed from a defunct mill. Deseret News