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On Gold King Mine Cleanup, Superfund Idea Divides ResidentsSouthwestern Colorado residents are telling Congress the Gold King Mine blowout could cause long-term damage to their tourism-based economy, but they disagree on whether Superfund designation is the solution.
EPA Says No Risk From Colorado River SedimentsFederal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado's Animas River.
Colorado Spill A Blip In Legacy Of Leaking Abandoned MinesIt will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said.
Animas River Open To Public, Recreation After ContaminationThe Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.
Gov. Hickenlooper Takes Statement-Making Gulp From Animas RiverTo make a point about its safety, the governor drank water straight from the Animas River, as captured by the Durango Herald.
Xcel Settlement Offers $447K For North DenverXcel Energy Inc. is providing $447,000 for environmental projects in north Denver to resolve a lawsuit alleging clean air violations.

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