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HEALTH CONSULTATION

COPPER BASIN MINING DISTRICT, OPERABLE UNIT 1
COPPERHILL, POLK COUNTY, TENNESSEE

CONCLUSIONS

  1. The concentrations of environmental contaminants detected in the tailings pond do not pose a public health hazard under current conditions.

  2. Groundwater contamination near the tailings pond was not evaluated.

  3. Abandoned mines in the area pose a physical hazard to public health.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. If the area is developed for residential use, potable groundwater wells should be tested for contamination.

  2. Restrict public access to abandoned mines.


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