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Verde Central Mine | VRP Site


Hwy 89A, 5 miles SE of Jerome, AZ

Acceptance Into Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):

March 20, 2007

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • Metals 

Affected Media:

  • Soil 

What are My Health Risks:

For Soil | There is little to no health risk unless there is contact with skin or ingestion of contaminated soil.

Site Summary:

  • A Site Characterization Report (SCR), including a Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) and a Screening Level Ecological Risk Assessment (SLERA), was submitted to ADEQ in June 2019
  • ADEQ completed a review on the SCR/HHRA/SLERA in August 2019
  • A meeting was held on Sept. 13, 2019, for ADEQ and the Volunteer to discuss comments on the SCR/HHRA/SLERA. The Volunteer addressed these comments and submitted a revised SCR/HHRA/SLERA on Feb. 21, 2020. ADEQ submitted final comments to the Volunteer on March 31, 2020
  • ADEQ received the final SCR/HHRA/SLERA on April 17, 2020 and conditionally approved the document on May 6, 2020
  • Final approval of the SCR/HHRA/SLERA was issued on September 1, 2020 after completing a 45-day public comment period for the SCR/HHRA/SLERA and a concurrent comment period for a Request for a Conditional No Further Action determination
  • The Conditional No Further Action determination will be issued upon recording of a Declaration of Environmental Use Restriction for the site. This is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2020