Midvale Slag NPL Site

State TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

None

Incident Type

Mining

State

Utah

Case Status

Restoration

Location

Jordan River

Authority

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species

Case Description

The 446-acre Midvale Slag Superfund Site is located 12 miles south of Salt Lake City in Midvale City, with a small portion extending into Murray City. The site is a former smelting facility on the Jordan River. Five separate smelters were located on or near the site from 1871 to 1958. An adjacent mill continued operating until 1971. The smelters processed ores from Bingham Canyon and other mines. Investigations at the site showed groundwater and soils are contaminated with heavy metals.

The Jordan River - As part of the Restoration Plan, approximately 270 acres of wetland and riparian habitat will be acquired and restored, Credit: USFWS


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Factsheet

 Factsheet Fact Sheet 09/11/2001

Restoration

 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan 12/30/1997

Map View

Case Contact

Utah Ecological Services Field Office

West Valley City, UT | (801) 975-3330 | http://www.fws.gov/utahfieldoffice/

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