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.
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.
There are allegations that a company is filling a popular swimming and kayaking area in Denver with dangerous pollutants.
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.
Homeowners in Brighton worried about their water are now looking across their street for answers.
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.
It’s one of the greatest environmental threats to Colorado: abandoned mines emitting toxic waste into streams, rivers and eventually our drinking water.