Clean Water Act
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.
Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.
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.
A 45-day public comment period is now underway for a proposal to build two new reservoirs in Northern Colorado that requires federal approval.
A federal judge has fined a Longmont man and his self-storage company for illegally discharging sewage from the company into Union Reservoir in Longmont.
Volunteers who want to clean up thousands of polluted mine sites across the West will now face less legal risk.
Kayakers, conservationists and other backers of an Environmental Protection Agency effort to keep Colorado waters clean are gathering Tuesday to demonstrate their support for the agency’s efforts.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has notified Arapahoe County Commissioners that a county crew may have violated state laws and regulations when they dumped gallon after gallon of road striping paint.
Investigators sought out and found the site where it appears hundreds of gallons of road striping paint was dumped by a county public works crew.
A CBS4 investigation has uncovered Arapahoe County Public Works employees illegally pumping hundreds, maybe thousands of gallons of paint.