April 23, 2010
Audit of Moab Mill Tailings Cleanup Project
The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (Moab Project) is located at a former uranium-ore processing facility near Moab, Utah on the west bank of the Colorado River. In 2005, the Department of Energy (Department) issued a Record of Decision to relocate, by rail, approximately 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings from that location to a disposal site 30 miles away in Crescent Junction, Utah. In June 2008, the Department awarded a $92 million contract, with approximately $6 million in available fee, to EnergySolutions to construct the necessary infrastructure, upgrade the rail lines, and begin the transportation of mill tailings to Crescent Junction. Under the terms of the contract, EnergySolutions was required to relocate about 2.5 million tons of tailings by the end of Fiscal Year 2011. In April 2009, EnergySolutions completed the first shipment of tailings to Crescent Junction.