Kennecott Utah Copper Tailings Impoundment Refuse Class IIIb Landfill

November 2020

Facility Owner

Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
4700 Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, Utah 84009
Phone: (801) 204-2000

Facility Operator

Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
4700 Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, Utah 84009
Phone: (801) 204-2000

Facility Location

Township 1 South, Range 3 West in Section 24. The facility is located on the north side of 2100 South Highway at 11984 West Highway 202, Magna, Utah 84044

Remaining Capacity

  • Facility Area: 10,000 acres
  • Actual Disposal Area: 10 acres
  • Years: 30

Waste Accepted

Nonhazardous industrial waste, as defined in R315-301-2(35) of the Utah Administrative Code, generated by Kennecott Utah Copper and as described in the permit application. The Smelter Refuse Landfill receives waste incidental to the operations of Kennecott’s north facilities, which include the Smelter, Refinery, Power Plant and Molybdenum Autoclave Process.

Waste Excluded

PCB’s as defined by R315-301-2(53) of the Utah Administrative Code, except PCB’s specified by R315-315-7(2)(a) and (c) of the Utah Administrative Code. Hazardous waste as defined by R315-261-3 of the Utah Administrative Code, except waste specified by R315-303-4(7)(a)(i)(B) of the Utah Administrative Code. Household waste, municipal waste, and commercial waste.

Permit Effective Date

November 5, 2020, to November 4, 2030

Facility Contact

Cassady Kristensen, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
Phone: (801) 204-2129

DEQ Contact

Doug Taylor (dwtaylor@utah.gov)
Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control
PO Box 144880
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4880
Phone: (801) 536-0240

Local Health Department

Salt Lake County Health Department
Phone: (385) 468-4100

Facility Documents

Comments

For more information, please contact Brian Speer (bspeer@utah.gov) (801) 536-0219.