U.S. Forest Service looks to reclamate abandoned Summit County mine
January 31, 2014
U.S. Forest Service looks to reclaim Summit County mine
The White River National Forest is seeking public comments on the proposed reclamation of the Lancaster Mine located in the Dillon Ranger District near the town of Montezuma.
The Lancaster Mine is a former silver mine situated along North Morgan Gulch in Summit County. In 2011, the U.S. Forest Service conducted a site assessment and confirmed the presence and release of hazardous materials from the site. Hazardous materials identified in soil analyses included elevated levels of arsenic and lead. Surface-water sampling below the mine site confirmed elevated levels of zinc and lead.
The Forest Service, which has determined the hazardous materials pose an unsafe risk to the general public and to the environment, is taking steps toward final reclamation of the site.
The Forest Service requests that comments concerning the proposal be submitted by March 3, 2014. Please send to Olivia Garcia, abandoned mine land coordinator, by mail at 120 Midland Ave., Suite 140, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If sending by email, please include "Lancaster Mine Reclamation Project" in the subject line.
Questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to Olivia Garcia, (970) 945-3220, or Jan Cutts, Dillon District Ranger, (970) 262-3451.
— Daily News staff report
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