Boulder County Mine Spill Prompts Investigation

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating after mine workers in Boulder County spilled contaminated water into James Creek.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says several men working the Alicia Mine told authorities they inadvertently released an estimated 15,000 gallons of stagnant water on Tuesday.

The Boulder County Hazardous Material Squad says tests for arsenic, cyanide, iron and mercury turned up negative.

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  • Susan Walters

    I watch the morning news from about 6-630 each morning. For two days now, this story has been included in the news “crawl”, yet never mentioned during that half-hour. However, during that half-hour, I hear the same weather and traffic report 4 times, and the same headline news at least 3 times. Can you add a little more news to the morning news? Or maybe just add more information to the crawl, if that’s all I get?

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