Telluride Valley Floor

Site Contact:
Joni Sandoval
On Scene Coordinator

Site Location:
Hwy 145 and Boomerang Trail
Telluride, CO 81435

U.S. EPA in conjunction with U.S. FS is conducting a joint Removal Action at the Telluride Valley Floor Site, which is located in Telluride, CO. EPA is the lead Agency conducting the cleanup and has assigned Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Joni Sandoval, to oversee field activities. The Removal Action will be conducted in 2 phases. The first phase will be an Emergency Response to stabilize eroding tailings in the San Miguel River, as well as provide dust and erosion control in an area closed off by signage containing mill tailings, that is frequently trespassed by bikers and trail passers. This phase one will be conducted in November, 2020. The phase 2 Time Critical Removal Action will be conducted in 2021 and is still in the planning phase. This second action will be conducted to mitigate the remaining tailings that pose a threat to human health and the environment.