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Documents —

Where available, documents, reports, and articles can be viewed in both html and as pdf documents as shown by the pdf icon (Adobe Acrobat). Some are also available as Microsoft Word documents as shown by the Word icon (Microsoft Word).

  • Administrative Order On Consent For Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
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    html Administrative Order on Consent102kb Administrative Order on Consent232kb

      Attachment A - Statement of Work For Remedial Investigation (RI) and Feasibility Study (FS), Molycorp, Inc., Site
     
    html PDF Icon71kb 169kb

    Permits

  • AUTHORIZATION TO DISCHARGE UNDER THE NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION
       SYSTEM
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    Administrative Order on Consent199kb  

  • NPDES PERMIT NO. NM0022306 FACT SHEET
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    Reports —

  • Comments on the "Draft Sampling and Analysis Plan for Investigation of Historic Tailing Spill
        Deposits, Molycorp, Inc. Superfund Site, Questa, NM" dated May 29, 2002

        By Steve Blodgett, Technical Advisor to Río Colorado Reclamation Committee, December 11, 2003
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  • Summary of Preliminary Results of EPA Remedial Investigation, Molycorp molybdenum mine
        Questa, New Mexico

        By Steve Blodgett, Technical Advisor to Río Colorado Reclamation Committee, September 24, 2003
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    html PDF Icon27kb 49kb

  • Response to Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, Molycorp Questa Site
        By Ken Klco, Azurite, Inc., Consulting Geologist, July 7, 2003
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    html PDF Icon20kb 47kb

  • Comments on Public Health Assessment for Molycorp, Incorporated, Questa, Taos County,
        New Mexico,EPA Facility ID: NMD002899094

        By Steve Blodgett, Technical Advisor to Rio Colorado Reclamation Committee, June, 2003
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  • Report on Hydrological Connection Associated With Molycorp Mining Activity, Questa,
        New Mexico

        Prepared for: USEPA, Region 6 NPDES Permits Branch (6WQ-P), David Abshire Geologist, USEPA,     Region 6, Feburary 13, 1998
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    Articles —

    • State: Molycorp’s plans inadequate for toxic spill cleanup
      The water in the spill had a pH of 3.12, slightly less acidic than lemon juice, said NMED geologist Mike Reed. Water with an acidity of less than 4 on the pH scale will leach metals out of rock, he said.
      By Bobby Magill, The Taos News, September 30 - October 6, 2004. Reprinted with permission.
    • Questa mayor to feds: Knock on every door
      The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or ATSDR, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, held the meeting to allow the public to get immediate answers about an agency report that says contaminants released from the molybdenum mine could still be hazardous to public health.
      By Bobby Magill, The Taos News, September 30 - October 6, 2004. Reprinted with permission.
    • CDC assessment says Molycorp contaminants could pose health risk
      Contaminants released from the Molycorp mine in the 1970s through the 1990s could still be hazardous to your health, and officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are coming to prove it.
      By Bobby Magill, The Taos News, September 16-22, 2004. Reprinted with permission.

      Tests indicate molybdenum is present in the bedding material of a Questa water main.

    • Questa residents assured water is safe
      Questa suspects mine tailings used as bedding material for water supply system
      By William Maxwell, The Taos News, September 11-17, 2003. Reprinted with permission.

      Tests indicate molybdenum is present in the bedding material of a Questa water main.

    • Questa health assessment goes back to the drawing board
      By William Maxwell, The Taos News, July 3-9, 2003. Reprinted with permission.

      The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced at a public meeting in Questa June 25 that they will throw out their preliminary public health assessment, completed Nov. 13, and start from scratch.


    Web Resources —

    • New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department - Molycorp Questa Mine Summary
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