The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has highlighted the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project as its “EM Project of the Month”. Since June 2007, Envirocon has been performing work on the Moab Project as a subcontractor to EnergySolutions, which is the Remedial Action Contractor responsible for relocating the 16-million-ton uranium mill tailings pile from the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Envirocon’s portion of the project scope includes the excavation, conditioning, stockpiling, and load out of the mill tailings in preparation for transport to the disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah. In addition, Envirocon has cleaned up non-pile soils in an effort to reduce the overall contaminated footprint of the Moab site. Thus far, Envirocon has excavated approximately 1.5 million cubic yards (about 1.8 million tons) of tailings. The project is currently ahead of schedule and anticipates reaching 2 million tons shipped by mid-August.
You can read more here: http://www.em.doe.gov/pages/EMProjectOfMonth.aspx