Contaminated Water

Gold King Mine Tour Aug. 18, 2015 (credit: CBS)

Investigation: EPA, State Underestimated Spill Potential

An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine, documents released Wednesday show.

08/26/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Downplays Dangers Of Mine Spill, But Concerns Linger

More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials expressed concern Thursday over the long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers.

08/20/2015

Confluence Park (credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Claims Company Dumping Dangerous Pollutants In Platte River

There are allegations that a company is filling a popular swimming and kayaking area in Denver with dangerous pollutants.

04/23/2014

The City of Brighton provided bottled water for those residents in the contamination zone (credit: CBS)

Possible E.coli Exposure Shuts Off Water To Entire Brighton Neighborhood

The possible exposure to E.coli has forced health officials in Brighton to shut off water to an entire neighborhood until more testing can be completed.

07/05/2013

The yellow water the the Hertz's home in Brighton (credit: CBS)

Brighton Residents Worried Oil Wells Are Contaminating Their Water

Homeowners in Brighton worried about their water are now looking across their street for answers.

05/08/2013

Trace Amounts Of Benzene Found In Parachute Creek

The Williams Co. has detected benzene in Parachute Creek, close to where it reported finding natural gas liquids near its natural gas processing plant in Parachute last month.

04/18/2013

The remnants of the Pennsylvania Mine in Summit County (credit: CBS)

Abandoned Mine Clean Up Gets Easier Thanks To EPA Policy Change

It’s one of the greatest environmental threats to Colorado: abandoned mines emitting toxic waste into streams, rivers and eventually our drinking water.

01/18/2013

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