Environmental Protection Agency

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Union Pacific, EPA Reach $1.5M Spill Settlement

Federal officials and Union Pacific Railroad have agreed to a $1.5 million settlement over oil and coal spills in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.


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Metal Shop Fire Near Longmont Causes Problems For Firefighters

Firefighters were watching for hot spots overnight into Tuesday morning after an intense fire ripped through a metal shop in unincorporated Boulder County on Monday morning.


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Colorado Approves Fracking Disclosure Rules

Colorado will require energy companies to disclose the concentrations of all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and also ask drillers to make public some information about ingredients considered trade secrets.


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Colorado Regulators Reviewing Wyoming Fracking Report

Colorado regulators are reviewing a draft report on Wyoming groundwater pollution and a possible link to hydraulic fracturing.


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EPA Says Colorado Refinery Contamination Declining

Federal officials said Friday that initial water quality tests show levels of toxic chemicals are declining after a gasoline-like substance was detected seeping into a creek from a Denver-area refinery, but environmentalists said even one barrel of the toxic brew is too much.


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Suncor Ordered To Test Air In Wastewater Plant

State health officials on Thursday ordered Suncor Energy to immediately begin testing the air inside the Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure worker safety near where a gasoline-like substance from the company’s refinery was detected seeping into Sand Creek earlier this week.


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Fisherman: Response To Sand Creek Oil Spill A ‘Failure’

Suncor Energy says the spill of oily material flowing into Sand Creek has been contained.


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I-70 Back Open, Vail Water Safe After Semi Rollover

All lanes of westbound Interstate 70 reopened over Vail Pass Monday afternoon. It was closed while crews removed a truck that spilled hazardous chemicals after it lost control.


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Driver Ticketed After Tanker Crash Near Gateway

The Colorado State Patrol has ticketed the driver of a semitrailer that crashed near Gateway, dumping thousands of gallons of crude oil near West Creek.


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Boulder County Mine Spill Prompts Investigation

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating after mine workers in Boulder County spilled contaminated water into James Creek.