A public hearing was held last week on Homestake Mining Company’s discharge permit with modification at the Cibola County, NM, Complex. The Homestake reclamation project is a Superfund Site cleanup site which involves a 25-million ton uranium waste pile. Homestake Project Manager Al Cox says he has been waiting for re-approval of the existing permit for several years and is now requesting a third pond, EP3, to speed up the process of reclamation. “We’ve lost time [without the third pond],” said George Hoffman, a hydrology expert witness for HMC. “We’ve been unable to maximize the process being used for cleanup.”
Expert witness Chris Shuey of the Southwest Research Center questioned the success of the current Homestake Mining Company’s reclamation project’s success.
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