BLM proposes to transfer uranium mill site to Department of Energy

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is taking public input on an application to permanently transfer approximately 70 acres of BLM-managed land to the Department of Energy.

The application relates to the Durita Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Disposal Site, which contains four buried uranium mill tailings disposal structures and associated drainage features. The transfer would allow the Department of Energy to safely administer and monitor the site, which is no longer operating.

Tomorrow, BLM will publish a Federal Register Notice of Withdrawal Application, kicking off a 30-day opportunity to comment on the requested withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. Comments can be sent electronically to or delivered to the BLM Colorado State Office, P.O. Box 151029, Lakewood, Colorado 80215. Comments must be received by April 13, 2024.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Jardine, BLM realty specialist, at 970-385-1224.