Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said its surface-water testing done before, during and after 3 million gallons of mine waste flowed through Colorado show very high levels of heavy metals.
The spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency is promising to “make it right” when it comes to the wastewater contamination of the Animas River.
Elected officials in Colorado and New Mexico are in Durango Wednesday with questions for the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about why it took so long to report the spill of toxic water into the Animas River.
The Colorado Republican Party’s executive committee on Friday voted overwhelmingly to support the party’s chairman after he contended that the state attorney general and others tried to force him to resign his post by threatening to release details of an affair he denies.
Allegations that several Republican Party members tried to blackmail the chairman of the state GOP into resigning are expected to be discussed during a meeting of Colorado Republican leadership.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has been accused of blackmailing the chair of the Colorado Republican Party, and on Tuesday she sat down with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd to tell her side of the story.
A lawyer for the Colorado Republican party is meeting with prosecutors over an alleged attempt to blackmail the party chairman into resigning his post.