Throw Back Thursday – What’s Underneath?

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????It’s neat and tidy — and clearly not an original part of this landscape. So what is buried underneath? Here’s a hint: It was built in 1992 and is located near Grants, New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy

Author: Moderator

Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

15 thoughts on “Throw Back Thursday – What’s Underneath?”

  1. All the records and equipment from Projects Mogul, Genetrix, Moby Dick, Skyhook are buried there. They were covered with Uranium tailings to thwart exterrestrial investigations of the area.

  2. How many sq ft of land is this site on? How many years until the soil is safe for human activity?

  3. Answer: Inside is a demolished uranium mill and its radioactive tailings. It is one of about 20 uranium mill tailings sites in the U.S. that were remediated as part of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action project.


  4. Ambrosia Lake Mill Site contains a demolished uranium mill and its radioactive tailings.

  5. Could it be a Uranium Mine?

    Steven P. Hutchins
    Senior Project Manager
    Nuclear Energy Institute

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