Shattuck Chemical Company
Rocky Mountain Research (Denver Radium Operable Unit 8, also known as the Shattuck property), was the location of the S.W. Shattuck Chemical Company, which processed a variety of radioactive materials from 1917 to 1984. OU8 is located approximately 6 miles southwest of downtown Denver and sits within the drainage of the South Platte River. In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency reached a Record of Decision to demolish all buildings and stabilize the on-site radioactive soil. Multiple efforts were made to contain and remediate the hazardous contaminants. In 2002, a settlement was reached between the Department of the Interior and the responsible party, S.W. Shattuck Chemical Company. The company agreed to provide compensation for violations of the CERCLA Act
, namely, injuries to natural resources from hazardous substances (including uranium, arsenic, cadmium, selenium, molybdenum, and other metals). The OU8 Site currently acts as a refuge for over 30 species of migratory birds.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Explanation of Significant Differences: Shattuck Chemical Site, Operable Unit 8, Denver Radium Superfund Site, Denver, CO.
" March 2007. Accessed July 31, 2020.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Superfund Site: Denver Radium Site, Denver, CO.
" Accessed July 31, 2020.
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