Rio Tinto Copper Mine, Elko County

The Proposed Plan noted below specifies how the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), as the lead agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a supporting role, proposes to protect people and the environment from contamination from the inactive mine site known as the Rio Tinto Mine in Elko County, Nevada.

It describes the cleanup alternatives that the NDEP is considering and identifies the preferred alternative that the NDEP is proposing to implement.

The Proposed Plan also provides information on public participation including where to find more information and the date and location of a public hearing. The NDEP asks for public comment on the plan and will accept comments at the public hearing and in writing.


The Rio Tinto Administrative Record is now available upon request. The record contains over 100 electronic files. See the Index List Below. If you are interested in obtain any of these records please contact the NDEP's Bureau of Corrective Action at: (775) 687 9368.

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