What are uranium mill tailings?
“Tailings” is the term applied to mined ore from which the desired (valuable) components have been removed by the milling process. Uranium mill tailings are simply the milled (crushed) ore from which most of the uranium and vanadium, naturally occurring Earth elements that are radioactive, have been removed. Because most of these elements have been removed, the tailings contain low levels of radioactivity.

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1. Is any of the Moab site open for public use?
2. Is it safe to camp near the Moab site?
3. Is it safe to raft down the Colorado River or ride my bicycle on Potash Road past the Moab site?
4. Is the site open to the public for tours?
5. The wind tends to blow frequently in the Moab area. Is the dust I see coming from the Moab site radioactive and is it harmful to breathe?
6. What are uranium mill tailings?
7. What does U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plan to do with the site?
8. What is that huge pile of dirt northwest of Moab?
9. What will U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) do to control dust during remediation of the pile? How will emissions be monitored?
10. Where can I find out more information about the Moab UMTRA Project?
11. Who owns the Moab site?