Colorado Legacy Land/Lincoln Park Superfund site


Formerly Known as Cotter Uranium Mill

The Colorado Legacy Land/Lincoln Park site consists of a uranium processing mill located adjacent to the unincorporated community of Lincoln Park, approximately two miles south of Cañon 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.

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Related websites and information

EPA Region 8 Cotter Uranium Mill/Lincoln Park Superfund Site webpage

Information Repository for the Lincoln Park Superfund Site
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