RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 8389 Union Pacific EMD SD70ACe at Moab, Utah by Doug Boudrow
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» EMD SD70ACe (more..)
» Seven Mile 
» Moab, Utah, USA (more..)
» May 02, 2023
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Starting in 2009 the United States Department of Energy began a project to move the nation's largest pile of uranium tailings located just outside Moab. The tailings are a byproduct of the former Atlas Uranium Mine, the richest vein ever discovered at the time in the nearby La Sal Mountains. The mine operated from 1956 to 1988. The concern today is the long-term contamination from the tailings to the nearby Colorado River. The byproducts are being moved North to a permanent disposal site near Crescent Junction. Union Pacific runs trains 5 days a week for this project. The train is seen accelerating out of Moab passing the Seven Mile RV park and Gemini Bridges Campground with 2x1 for power and a sizable train.
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