Environmental Remediation Projects

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Gordo is a City-owned parcel that currently holds 31,200 cubic yards of mining-impacted soil.

Gordo-related staff reports, documents, and timeline below:

  • Fall 2021- City abandons Soil Repository for Gordo
  • September 2022 - Council gives direction to enter into a clean up program with DEQ | City Council Staff Report
  • October 2022 - City enters into the Environmental Clean Up Program with DEQ
  • March 2023 - Consultant Selected, Terracon Consultants, LLC | City Council Staff Report
  • July 2023 - Comprehensive site sampling
  • November 2023 - Final Site Characterization and Risk Assessment Report is submitted to DEQ |Council Retreat September 2023 Gordo Update
  • December 2023 - Site Characterization and Risk Assessment Report is approved by DEQ DSHW-2023-212289
  • Q1 2024 - Development of Corrective Action Plan
  • February 27, 2024 Corrective Action Plan approved by Utah DEQ | Approval Letter
  • May 16, 2024 City Council Approves contracts for site excavation and environmental oversight
  • June 17, 2024 Estimated start date for remediation | Remediation contact: Ryan Blair, 385-290-7703
  • Planned November 2024 Site fully remediated
  • Planned Winter 2025 Development of site management plan and site closure by Utah DEQ

Gordo Cleanup Timeline_2024

Bonanza Park Brownfield Grant Award

  • Grant is funded by EPA/DEQ
  • The work is contracted through DEQ
  • 18 boreholes
  • Funds provide opportunity to test both soil and groundwater
  • Wide range of sampling parameters
  • January 2024 City Council Staff Report
  • Phase II ESA Sampling Results | Staff Report