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Clifton Soil Program


Clifton, AZ

Acceptance Into Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):

August 21, 2019

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • Metals from historic mine smelter emissions

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:

  • Large-scale town cleanup from historic smelter emissions
  • Freeport has submitted a Sampling Analysis Plan, Quality Assurance Project Plan, and a Probabilistic Risk Assessment that are currently under ADEQ review
  • The public comment period for the Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) ran from Feb. 10, 2021, through March 12, 2021
  • The VRP approved the Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Sampling Analysis Plan and Quality Assurance Project Plan in April 2021
  • Freeport began sampling properties in May 2021
  • Freeport submitted a Remedial Action Work Plan in December 2021 and the RAWP was approved by ADEQ in February 2022, following a 30-day public comment period