The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting a hybrid in-person/virtual Community Advisory Group meeting in August for the Colorado Legacy Land Facility/Lincoln Park Superfund Site. The following morning, the Community Advisory Group will host a trolley tour of the Lincoln Park area, known as Operable Unit 2 of the site. The public is welcome to join the Community Advisory Group meeting, the Lincoln Park tour or both.

August schedule:

Community Advisory Group Meeting - Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join via Zoom or in-person at: The Abbey - The Benedict Room - 2951 U.S.-50, Cañon City. Learn about the status of the site, latest activities and view drone footage.

Trolley tour of Lincoln Park hosted by the Community Advisory Group and Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste - Wednesday, August 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m. View historic maps and site-related features in residential areas.

“We are committed to going into the communities we serve and being there to answer their questions,” said Tracie White, director, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division. “It's important that community members have a voice in the cleanup process, because they know their communities best. We look forward to this visit and are grateful for our continued partnership with the EPA.”

The meeting will include a brief overview of the site and a viewing of drone footage covering various features across the site. Organizers will also discuss the status of the site investigation, which is focused on determining the nature and extent of contamination on the site and identifying data gaps. For more information about the Community Advisory Group meeting and tour, please visit the CDPHE Lincoln Park website.

EPA added the Lincoln Park Superfund Site, two miles south of Cañon City to the national list of Superfund Sites in 1984. The Cotter uranium processing mill, which operated from 1958 until 1979 and intermittently until 2011, released radioactive materials and metals contamination into the environment. Previous cleanup efforts included connecting Lincoln Park residents to city water, construction of a groundwater barrier to minimize migration of contaminated water, and excavation of contaminated soils in Lincoln Park. Colorado Legacy Land, LLC took over ownership of the site in 2018.

To stay updated on the site, please sign up to receive email notifications. For questions about the site, contact Shannon Bauman (CDPHE) at shannon.bauman@state.co.us or Ryan Kloberdanz (EPA) at kloberdanz.ryan@epa.gov.

Information is also available for public viewing at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd., Cañon City.