Hickenlooper Backs Superfund Cleanup For Leaking MinesGov. John Hickenlooper formally endorsed a Superfund cleanup for 48 old mining sites in the southwestern corner of the state on Monday, including one that sent a torrent of wastewater into New Mexico and Utah rivers last summer.
'It Hit Us Hard': Navajo Nation In New Mexico Still Suffering From Mine SpillShiprock, a volcanic plume frozen in time, is sacred to the Navajo people who live there. So too is the water that flows through this land. Last August that water, which brings life, brought trouble.
Silverton Unanimously Votes To Ask For Superfund Cleanup Due To Mine SpillThere's now a vote on whether to ask for a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund cleanup in the mountains around Silverton.
House Panel Issues Subpoenas On Gold King Mine Waste SpillThe Republican chairman of a House committee has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration seeking documents related to a review of 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine last summer.
EPA: Local Officials To Get Role In Gold King Superfund SiteThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promised to involve local officials as much as practical in any decisions about a possible Superfund cleanup around the site of a massive mine spill in southwestern Colorado.
Silverton To Pursue Superfund Help After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials have voted to begin negotiating with state and federal agencies about a Superfund cleanup of old mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in August.
With Animas River Back Open, Durango Hoping Visitors Will Flock BackDurango locals and tourists alike welcomed the news that La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith opened the Animas River last Friday for recreational use after the devastating toxic mine spill.
Federal Grants Help Grouse Habitat In Colorado, WashingtonThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced about $828,000 in grants to preserve habitat for dwindling species including the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse in Washington state and Colorado.
Gov. Hickenlooper Declares Emergency Over Mine Spill Into Animas RiverThe latest in the mine spill into the Animas River:
Wastewater From Colorado Mine Reaches New MexicoA yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico, a state official said Saturday.
EPA: Wastewater Spill In Animas River Contains Heavy MetalsMore water is being released into the Animas River in an attempt to flush out the one million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine spilling into the water. The EPA also released a statement about what happened.
Wastewater Continues Spilling Into Now-Orange Animas RiverOne million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.