The Cameo Power Plant commenced operations in Mesa County Colorado in 1957. In 2007, the plant operator determined that the power plant was not efficient and opted to retire the plant; however, a joint venture allowed for the conversion of the plant to the first hybrid solar/coal-fired power plant which began operation in 2010. Ultimately, the plant was slated for decommissioning and demolition.
Health & Environmental Risks
Asbestos, UMTRA (radioactive) Contaminated Concrete, Lead & Chromium Impacted Waste, Petroleum Materials, Ash & Coal.
A canal ran through the operating facility which was a protected waterway.
Abatement of entire plant of all Asbestos Containing Materials.
Removal and disposal of all universal wastes including bulbs, ballasts, CFC’s.
Abatement and Demolition of two 150-foot stacks.
Demolition & Decommissioning of all site buildings and switchyard.
Removal of all concrete bases, footers and foundations.
Development of a method to successfully segregate an estimated 2,000 CY of UMTRA contaminated concrete to less than 600 CY.
Relocation and grading of 30,000 CY of waste ash.
Grading, capping and closure of the 31-acre ash disposal landfill.
Construction of Site Drainage System.