Contamination

Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Says No Risk From Colorado River Sediments

Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado’s Animas River.

08/14/2015

(credit: CBS)

Animas River Open To Public, Recreation After Contamination

The Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.

08/14/2015

Animas River retention pools at the Gold King Mine (credit: CBS)

Congressional Committee Asks For Investigation Into Animas River Contamination

A congressional committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General to investigate the cause of the wastewater spill into the Animas River and the EPA response.

08/12/2015

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in Durango on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

EPA: ‘Make It Right’ On Animas River Contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency is promising to “make it right” when it comes to the wastewater contamination of the Animas River.

08/12/2015

Animas River (credit: CBS)

Orange Waste From Mine Creeps Toward State Line

A plume of orange muck that spilled from a Colorado mine has drifted about 55 miles downriver and is closing in on New Mexico.

08/07/2015

Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Requires More Monitoring By Suncor Energy

Colorado health officials are requiring more monitoring and preventive measures from Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. as it cleans up contaminated groundwater moving off its refinery in Commerce City.

05/10/2012

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Colorado Schools Pull Cantaloupe From Menu After Listeria Scare

Some schools in Colorado have pulled cantaloupe from the menu after a health scare over listeria. The exact source of the contaminated cantaloupe hasn’t been determined, but the melon is from Rocky Ford.

09/14/2011

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