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Public Domain Picture: Recovery Act Shipments of Mill Tailings Finish at 2.6 Million

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Recovery Act Shipments of Mill Tailings Finish at 2.6 Million
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Recovery Act Shipments of Mill Tailings Finish at 2.6 Million
As of June 2011, Recovery Act workers moved an estimated 2.6 million tons of uranium mill tailings to a permanent disposal facility in Utah. Railcars that transport the tailings from the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project site to the disposal facility about 30 miles north can be seen in the lower left corner of this aerial photo. The tailings pile is in the center of the photo. More than 200 employees were hired with Recovery Act funds received by the Moab Project. The tailings are remains from processing uranium ore for national defense programs.
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