EPA Fires Back At Critics Over Colorado Mine WastewaterThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is firing back at a mining company that accused the agency of letting untreated mine wastewater get into a southwestern Colorado river.
Mine Company: EPA Is Worsening Colorado Water PollutionA mining company accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of failing to operate a treatment plant at full capacity, allowing a huge volume of polluted mine wastewater to reach a southwestern Colorado river.
Mining Company Challenges EPA Order For Superfund Site StudyA mining company is formally challenging an Environmental Protection Agency order to pay for an investigation of underground water flows at a Colorado Superfund site.
EPA Installs Barrier, Valve In Mine That Spilled Toxic WasteThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of toxic wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
Investigators: EPA Had No Rules For Working At Risky MinesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states, government investigators said Monday.
Losses From Mine Spill May Be Less Than FearedEconomic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned.
Feds Seek To Dismiss New Mexico's Claims Over Mine SpillAttorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
Lawmaker's Aide: EPA Freeze Won't Stop Colorado Mine CleanupA spokeswoman for Colorado Republican congressman Scott Tipton says the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado won't be affected by the Trump administration's freeze on some environmental spending.
New Mexico Leaders Outraged Over EPA's Response To ClaimsNew Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Attorney General Hector Balderas and other top officials are angry with the federal government's decision not to pay claims related to a 2015 mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.
EPA Says It Can't Pay Economic Damages From Mine SpillThe Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law prohibits it.
EPA: 540 Tons Of Metal Entered River In Colorado Mine SpillNearly 540 tons of metals — mostly iron and aluminum — contaminated Colorado's Animas River over nine hours during a massive wastewater spill from an abandoned gold mine in 2015.
Supreme Court Asks For U.S. Government's View On Mine Spill SuitThe U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department on Monday to weigh in on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah.