Polluted oil-shale site now restored, feds say

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Polluted oil-shale site now restored, feds say

A barrier at one of the Anvil Points oil-shale mines is designed to prevent humans from entering while allowing passage for bats. The barrier is high up the Roan Plateau above the former federal research facility.
Bureau of Land Management ecologist Carla DeYoung describes how waste shale from a federal oil-shale research site had been dumped in this valley. Contractors removed the waste from the valley and buried it in repositories because of concern that contaminants could run off into the intermittent West Sharrard Creek, pictured at the left side of the photo, and eventually reach the Colorado River.

Polluted oil-shale site now restored, feds say

A barrier at one of the Anvil Points oil-shale mines is designed to prevent humans from entering while allowing passage for bats. The barrier is high up the Roan Plateau above the former federal research facility.
Bureau of Land Management ecologist Carla DeYoung describes how waste shale from a federal oil-shale research site had been dumped in this valley. Contractors removed the waste from the valley and buried it in repositories because of concern that contaminants could run off into the intermittent West Sharrard Creek, pictured at the left side of the photo, and eventually reach the Colorado River.
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