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.
EPA Chief: Agency Did Not Shirk Responsibility In Mine SpillThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing complaints by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
Congress Wades Into Toxic Mine Spill Caused By EPA CrewThe focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states shifts to Congress this week as lawmakers kick off a series of hearings into how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally unleashed the deluge of poisoned water.
Erin Brockovich To Tour Navajo Nation Areas Damaged By SpillEnvironmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.
Investigation: EPA, State Underestimated Spill PotentialAn internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine, documents released Wednesday show.
EPA Downplays Dangers Of Mine Spill, But Concerns LingerMore 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.
Lawsuit Claims Company Dumping Dangerous Pollutants In Platte RiverThere are allegations that a company is filling a popular swimming and kayaking area in Denver with dangerous pollutants.
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.
Brighton Residents Worried Oil Wells Are Contaminating Their WaterHomeowners in Brighton worried about their water are now looking across their street for answers.
Trace Amounts Of Benzene Found In Parachute CreekThe 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.
Abandoned Mine Clean Up Gets Easier Thanks To EPA Policy ChangeIt's one of the greatest environmental threats to Colorado: abandoned mines emitting toxic waste into streams, rivers and eventually our drinking water.