Nye 2005 Assessed Sites

Former Tonopah Landfill

Former Tonopah Landfill (008-271-9999)
This property was the municipal landfill for the Town of Tonopah under a Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) lease from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from 1976 to 1986. The property reverted to BLM control upon expiration of the R&PP lease. A Phase I ESA completed in June 2007 recommended further environmental assessment due to the property’s historic use as a landfill.

The site is currently not in use, and a soil cap has been placed over the former landfill. However, solid waste and debris is evident across the property, including three 55-gallon drums of unknown origin or content. There are numerous unpaved roads crossing the site but no structures. Debris on-site requires characterization and removal prior to redevelopment. Options for the best redevelopment plans for the site are under consideration.