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.
Democrats Propose Mining Fees To Help Pay For CleanupsCongressional Democrats from Colorado and New Mexico are proposing new fees for mining on federal land to help pay for cleaning up sites like Colorado's inactive Gold King Mine, where 3 million gallons of wastewater spilled into rivers that run through three states.
EPA Grants More Time For Mine Spill Repayment PactThe Environmental Protection Agency has given La Plata County and the Southern Ute tribe more time to work out an agreement with the agency for compensation for their costs from the Gold King Mine spill.
Public Meeting Planned About Animas River After Mine SpillThe San Juan Basin Health Department is holding a meeting in Durango to answer questions about the Animas River after 3 million gallons wastewater spilled from the Gold King Mine.
Colorado County, Tribe Want More Time For Mine CompensationA Colorado county and Indian tribe are asking the Environmental Protection Agency for more time to reach an agreement with the EPA to get compensation for their costs from the Gold King Mine spill.
House GOP Revives Bill Protecting Firms That Clean Up MinesCongressional Republicans are reviving "Good Samaritan" legislation that would offer some legal protection to companies and nonprofits if they work to clean up abandoned mines.
Federal Investigators: EPA Mine Spill Could Have Been PreventedGovernment investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine.
Key Events Leading Up To Massive Colorado Mine Waste SpillA U.S. Interior Department investigation released Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agency could have prevented a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine in August.
People Could Be Recruited To Monitor Heavy Metals In Urine After Mine SpillExtensive soil and water sampling would be done along the Animas River in northwestern New Mexico and residents would be recruited to assess the level of heavy metals in their urine under a plan.