Vulture Mine Tailings

The purpose of this project is to examine and assess the risks that accompany the migration of mine tailings produced from the Vulture Mine. This mine is located in Wickenburg, Arizona, northwest of Phoenix. The main objective for examining and assessing the risks of the Vulture Mine tailings is to produce a preliminary assessment and site inspection (PA/SI). The PA/SI will follow the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act (CERCLA), and will help the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) determine if they should proceed with further CERCLA actions to pursue the responsible party or begin a remedial investigation.


Dr. Bill Harris



Mr. Matt Plis


Technical Advisor

Bridget Bero, PHD, PE

Photo Credit: Northern Arizona University
Professor & Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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