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Cotter Uranium Mill / Lincoln Park Superfund Site
Canon City, Colorado

The Cotter/Lincoln Park site consists of a uranium processing mill located adjacent to the unincorporated community of Lincoln Park, and is approximately 1-1/2 miles south of Canon City. The entire site is within Fremont County. The mill operated continuously from 1958 until 1979, and intermittently since that time. Operations are regulated primarily by a Colorado Radioactive Materials License. Mill operations have released radioactive materials and metals into the environment. These releases contaminated soil and groundwater around the mill and the Lincoln Park area.

The Cotter/Lincoln Park Site was added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Priorities List in 1984 (making it a Superfund site). EPA divided the site into two operable units, one being the sources of contamination on the mill site, such as the old ponds area and the other being the Lincoln Park neighborhood (off-site impacts). Cleanup activities to date have focused on eliminating the mill site as a source of contamination to Lincoln Park, and eliminating exposures to Lincoln Park residents.

Information Repositories are not intended to contain the complete Administrative Record.  Rather, Information Repositories are intended to make review of current work documents easily accessible to the public. 

This is the address of the Information Repository for this site:

Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center
612 Royal Gorge Blvd.
(719) 276-5279
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For more information or to ask a question, please call or email:

Jennifer Opila
State Unit Leader
303-692-3403 
888-569-1831 Ext. 3403 (Toll-free outside Metro Denver)
jennifer.opila@state.co.us
 

Warren Smith, State Community Involvement Coordinator
Denver Metro: 303-692-3373
Toll Free: 1-888-569-1831 ext. 3373
warren.smith@state.co.us
 

Mark Aguilar
EPA Remediation Project Manager
303-312-6251 
aguilar.mark@epa.gov
 

Jasmin Guerra
EPA Community Involvement Coordinator
303-312-6508
guerra.jasmin@epa.gov
 

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