What does U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plan to do with the site?
Through a public input process, DOE determined that the mill tailings pile and tailings-contaminated materials should be relocated to an alternate location for long-term impoundment. The tailings will be relocated 30 miles north to a permanent disposal cell to be constructed at Crescent Junction, Utah.

The materials will be transported in covered containers predominantly by rail. In addition, the ground water beneath the Moab site will be addressed and the site will be reclaimed to a natural appearance.

View a map of where the contaminated tailings will be relocated for long-term impoundment.

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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?