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    Hi, I'm a newbie on the forum. I'm in graduate school and will graduate with a masters degree in safety engineering next year at UAB. Although I'm new to the forum I wanted to know if anyone could offer their opinion on the picture I posted below. It's taken at Black Rock Beach in Utah. I was alarmed when I saw that people were lining their campfires with copper slag rock waste (from a nearby EPA Superfund site) run by Kennecott. Should I be alarmed? What happen's when the slag heats up around someones campfire?
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    I am thinking with the short exposure not much

    Not sure what the containment is?

    not sure if it is this one



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      The link you had is to Kennecott's South Zone, which has been partially clean up. The site I'm posting about is at Kennecott's North Zone, which sits next to the Great Salt Lake. According to the EPA the main contaminants in the copper slag at this particular site are selenium, lead, arsenic and cadmium. SEE: https://semspub.epa.gov/work/08/1719982.pdf


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