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Resolution Copper Mining - West Plant | VRP Site


102 Magma Heights, Superior, AZ 

Acceptance Into Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):

May 18, 2010

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • Arsenic
  • Copper
  • Lead 

Affected Media:

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:

  • Site remedial actions address the mine property only
  • Remedial action began in 2016 and is addressing smelter emissions through excavations on mine property
  • A revised Human Health Risk Assessment, utilizing a May 2017 EPA-approved alternative method for evaluating risk, was approved by ADEQ in September 2018. New site-specific soil remediation levels were developed with this methodology and were adopted at the site where applicable.
  • Four years of on-going reclamation activities were completed in the first quarter of 2020
  • ADEQ received a remedial action completion report in March 2020 and approved the document on April 13, 2020
  • ADEQ is currently preparing the documents to issue an Administrative Closure for the work completed at the Resolution Mine - West Plant VRP Site. Closure is anticipated by June 2020