EPA Opens New Office To Accelerate Western Hardrock Mining Cleanups

September 2, 2020
EPA has created a new Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains (OMDP) aimed at speeding the cleanup of former hardrock mining sites through closer oversight, promoting “Good Samaritan” remediation, serving as a technology transfer hub, and overseeing the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation. Acting EPA Deputy Administrator Doug Benevento announced the new office Sept. 2 at an event in Colorado Springs, CO. The new office will be housed in the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO...

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