BLM seeks input on Rio Algom groundwater project
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The Bureau of Land Managment Moab Field Office is seeking public input on a proposal to modify a mine plan for the Rio Algom Mining LLC groundwater monitoring project in San Juan County. In June of 2013, BLM approved the installation of 18 groundwater monitoring wells in the Lisbon Valley area. The purpose of the project is to monitor movement of contaminated groundwater and remain in compliance with the Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control, according to a news release from the BLM.

Rio Algom Mining LLC is proposing to install up to seven additional groundwater monitoring wells and four core holes, two of which may also be converted into monitoring wells, in order to better characterize subsurface conditions, BLM officials said.

The BLM is seeking written comments on issues or concerns to be considered during the planning process. The proposal is available on BLM’s ePlanning website at: http://go.usa.gov/xY3aH. Scoping comments will be accepted electronically through the ePlanning website or by mail until Aug. 29.

Written comments may be mailed to: Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office, Attn: Minerals Program, Rio Algom, 82 E. Dogwood Ave., Moab, UT 84532.

Individuals can also participate in the proposed project’s National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process. Those who wish to provide input in this process must submit written requests to Don Montoya, archaeologist for the BLM-Moab Field Office, explaining the interest in the project and/or concerns with potential effects related to historic properties from the project.

For further information, please contact David Pals at (435) 259-2113.


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