Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 7, 2017
EPA to give presentation, update on International Smelter status

The Tooele County Historical Society will feature a guest speaker at a meeting Tuesday.

Erna Waterman, a project manager and coordinator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Denver, will speak and give a Power Point presentation on the International Smelting and Refining Site.

According to the EPA, the International Smelter and Refining site is located about two miles northeast of Tooele City and operated from 1910 to 1972 smelting copper, lead and zinc.

Those activities caused heavy metal contamination at the smelter property and adjacent lands. Following cleanup, the EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in Oct. 2011.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. Parking is available behind the museum.

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