Cement Creek

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

Experts See Long-Term Calamity From Colorado Mine Spill

The toxic waste gushing from a Colorado mine and threatening downstream water supplies in at least three states will continue to be dangerous whenever contaminated sediments get stirred up from the river bottom, authorities said Wednesday.

08/12/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Fearing Stigma, Colorado Contested Superfund Status For Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took full responsibility Tuesday for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help.

08/11/2015

(credit: Angie Wingerd/Ignited Imagery) The Animas River at Bakers Bridge on Sunday afternoon shows changes in the color of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine blowout near Silverton. The water is cleared up to an extent since Thursday, when it was a deeper orange color from metals. The plume of contaminants has moved into Utah.

Mine Spill Into Animas River 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds Say

The yellow plume of contaminated wastewater that spilled from an abandoned Colorado mine and flowed downstream toward two other states is three times larger than originally estimated, federal officials say.

08/10/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Durango Businesses Dealt Blow By Animas River Spill

Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.

08/09/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Thousands Of Mines With Toxic Water Lie Under The West

Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of drinking water.

08/09/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Wastewater From Colorado Mine Reaches New Mexico

A yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico, a state official said Saturday.

08/08/2015

(credit: CBS)

Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche Near Silverton

A backcountry skier was buried in about 5 feet of snow and died in an avalanche on Saturday near Silverton.

02/03/2013

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