Uranium Mills and Disposal Facilities

There are four uranium milling facilities in Utah. The DWMRC is responsible for licensing these facilities. This page provides access to information specific to radioactive material disposal facilities and to the uranium milling facilities in Utah.

Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc.

Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc. (EFR) operates the White Mesa Uranium Mill, located approximately six miles south of Blanding. Prior to Energy Fuels Inc., taking ownership of the Mill in August, 2012, it was operated by Denison Mines (USA) Corporation from December, 2006 to August 2012. Proceeding Denison Mines, the facility was operated by International Uranium (USA) Corporation.

EnergySolutions LLC

EnergySolutions is a Utah-based company that operates a commercial treatment, storage and disposal facility five miles south of the Clive exit on Interstate 80 in Tooele County and approximately 80 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (Atlas Mill Site Cleanup)

The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is relocating mill tailings and other contaminated materials from a former uranium-ore processing facility and from off-site properties known as vicinity properties in Moab, Utah, to an engineered disposal cell constructed near Crescent Junction, Utah. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management in Grand Junction, Colorado, has primary responsibility for managing the Moab Project.

Rio Algom Mining LLC

Rio Algom Mining LLC has a current Radioactive Materials License for a former uranium milling facility in the Lisbon Valley, San Juan County, Utah. The Lisbon Valley site is located in San Juan County, Utah, approximately 2 miles south of the rural community of La Sal. The City of Moab, Utah is approximately 30 miles to the northwest of the Site, and Monticello, Utah is 35 miles south.

Rio Algom Mining Corporation began uranium mining and milling operations in May 1972. In October 1988 the mine was closed for economic reasons. Milling ceased in early 1989. Site reclamation also commenced in 1989. A construction completion report documenting the site reclamation activities was submitted to the State of Utah in November 2013.

The current facility is comprised of two reclaimed tailings impoundments, engineered storm water diversion channels and associated infrastructure, and reclaimed open space formerly occupied by the surface mine facilities and roads. Rio Algom is currently working with the State of Utah on the remaining unresolved issues so that the site can be turned over to the Department of Energy for long term care and surveillance.

Anfield Resources Holding Corporation

Anfield Resources Holding Corporation: also known as Shootaring Canyon the site is located in a sparsely populated area of Garfield County, southeastern Utah, approximately 50 miles south of Hanksville, Utah, 14 miles north of Bullfrog Basin Marina, and 2 miles west of Utah State Highway 276. The small town of Ticaboo is located 2.6 miles south of the site.