Impacts of COVID-19 on CDPHE UMTRA Grand Junction Office

GRAND JUNCTION (March 24): With the extensive spread of COVID-19 throughout Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Hazardous Material and Waste Management Division has transitioned to an all-remote staff at the Grand Junction Office. Beginning March 18, 2020, the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) staff has handled all requests for information and building permit clearances via email, and voicemail currently instructs callers to email their requests.

This Grand Junction Office, which is the repository for information on all properties remediated through the program, will still be processing requests electronically. This includes requests for historical uranium mill tailings usage on properties and past gamma radiation surveys.

Some requests cannot be processed electronically, including field surveys and disposal requests. Such requests will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine if the request can be processed at a later date and, if not, if the request can be completed in a manner that is consistent with recommended social distancing practices.

Please reach out to the Grand Junction CDPHE office with any questions. They can be reached at milltailings@state.co.us.

Go to covid19.colorado.gov for the most up-to-date information on the state’s response to COVID-19. 

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