Drone videos and photos: uranium tailings and Colorado River near Moab, Utah, December 2019

This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Colorado River around Moab, Utah. Near downtown Moab, a large uranium mill tailings pile is located close to the river and has been the subject of an expensive, ongoing remediation effort. For more on the issue, see these recent stories:

“On The Colorado River’s Banks, A Toxic Pile Continues To Shrink,” By Molly Marcello, KZMU, October 21, 2019

“10 years and 9.5M tons later, radioactive Moab tailings pile shrinking,” By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News, April 23, 2019

DateDecember 25, 2019
LocationColorado River near Moab, Utah (map)
PhotographerMitch Tobin, FAA Remote Pilot Certificate #4002345
OrganizationThe Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder
RightsFree to reuse under Creative Commons license, with credit to “Mitch Tobin/WaterDesk.org”

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