The uranium mill was declared a Superfund environmental disaster more than 20 years ago after contamination was discovered in both well water and soil in Cañon City.
We weren’t allowed to film or take pictures on the tour but we did get to ask some questions.
The site manager says they’re trying to determine the usability of the mill in the future and are waiting on a quality assurance plan. Next, they’ll have to draft what’s called a remedial investigation report.
Before they’re able to recommend a clean-up plan which would be in 2020 at the earliest.