COPPER BASIN MINING DISTRICT, OPERABLE UNIT 1
COPPERHILL, POLK COUNTY, TENNESSEE
- The concentrations of environmental contaminants detected in the tailings
pond do not pose a public
health hazard under current conditions.
- Groundwater contamination near the tailings pond was not evaluated.
- Abandoned mines in the area pose a physical hazard to public health.
- If the area is developed for residential use, potable groundwater wells
should be tested for contamination.
- Restrict public access to abandoned mines.