Roca Honda Mine

Location San Mateo New Mexico
Organization U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service drafted an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal by Roca Honda Resources to develop and conduct underground uranium mining operations at Roca Honda Resources' mining claims in the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. Stakeholders expressed the greatest concern over water and cultural issues during the scoping process. The EIS explored the impacts of the proposed mining operation on many resources, including surface water, groundwater, air quality, cultural and historic resources, recreation, and transportation. The EIS identified potential short- and long-term impacts on each of the resources, and recommended appropriate mitigation actions. The EIS found that even after implementation of recommended mitigation actions, adverse impacts to several resources, including groundwater, cultural and historic resources, will likely remain.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2013, March
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Natural Resources and Energy
  • Organization Type Government Agency