EPA: Mine Spill Dumped 880,000 Pounds Of Metals In RiversThe Environmental Protection Agency says millions of gallons of wastewater that gushed from a Colorado gold mine last year may have sent more than 880,000 pounds of metals into a river.
New Mexico Is 1st To Issue Plans To Sue EPA Over Colorado Mine SpillNew Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.
Silverton Aims To Have Superfund Answers By End Of JanuarySilverton officials say they'll try to get enough information by the end of January to decide whether to ask for a federally funded Superfund cleanup of leaking mines north of town.
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Colorado County Asks EPA For $2.4 Million In Mine Spill CleanupLa Plata County asks EPA for up to $2.4 million to cover cleanup costs from Gold King Mine spill.
Republicans Allege Potential Interference In EPA Spill ProbeHouse Republicans want the Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to look into potential agency interference with an investigation into a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
State Official Who Clashed With EPA Over Mine Spill ResignsColorado's top environmental official is stepping down, months after he clashed with federal authorities over a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine in southwest Colorado.
Congressional Committee: Investigation Of Gold King Mine Spill LimitedA U.S. Interior Department investigation glossed over the federal government's negligence in a massive toxic wastewater spill from an inactive gold mine that fouled rivers in three states, Republicans in Congress said as they pushed for a more detailed explanation of the accident.
Silverton To Pursue Superfund Help After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials have voted to begin negotiating with state and federal agencies about a Superfund cleanup of old mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in August.
Colorado Area Open To Superfund Cleanup After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer.
Colorado Disputes Key Part Of EPA Mine ReportColorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine.
Wary Coloradans Weigh Superfund Cleanup After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials are touring toxic cleanup sites this week to see if the federal Superfund program is the best way to fix the Gold King Mine and other sites spilling wastewater into rivers.