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Mine Spill Into Animas River 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds SayThe 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.
Durango Businesses Dealt Blow By Animas River SpillBusiness owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.
Thousands Of Mines With Toxic Water Lie Under The WestBeneath 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.
Public Comment Wanted For Proposed Northern Colorado ReservoirsA 45-day public comment period is now underway for a proposal to build two new reservoirs in Northern Colorado that requires federal approval.
Longmont Man, Firm Fined Over Sewage In ReservoirA federal judge has fined a Longmont man and his self-storage company for illegally discharging sewage from the company into Union Reservoir in Longmont.
New EPA Rule Lowers Risk For 'Good Samaritans'Volunteers who want to clean up thousands of polluted mine sites across the West will now face less legal risk.
EPA Clean Water Proposal Draws Caution, SupportKayakers, 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.
State Health: Arapahoe County Likely Broke Law By Dumping PaintThe 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.
Health Investigators Descend On Illegal Dump Site, County Promises ActionInvestigators sought out and found the site where it appears hundreds of gallons of road striping paint was dumped by a county public works crew.
CBS4 Investigation Exposes Illegal Dumping By Arapahoe CountyA CBS4 investigation has uncovered Arapahoe County Public Works employees illegally pumping hundreds, maybe thousands of gallons of paint.
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