Silverton

Gold King Mine Tour Aug. 18, 2015 (credit: CBS)

Investigation: EPA, State Underestimated Spill Potential

An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine, documents released Wednesday show.

08/26/2015

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

In Reversal, Silverton To Seek Federal Cleanup Help

The Colorado town where a toxic mine leak earlier this month unleashed a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine.

08/25/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

New Documents Raise More Questions About Colorado Mine Spill

Documents released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine.

08/24/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Knew Of ‘Blowout’ Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managers were aware of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” at an inactive Colorado mine that could release large volumes of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals, according to documents released by the agency.

08/22/2015

Gold King Mine Tour Aug. 18, 2015 (credit: CBS)

Waste From Gold King Mine Used To Run Through Treatment Facility, Dispute Over Origination

The town of Silverton is built on mining. At the Brown Bear Café, a photo of the Gold King Mine sits prominently as a testament to its proud past and unfortunate present.

08/21/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Downplays Dangers Of Mine Spill, But Concerns Linger

More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials expressed concern Thursday over the long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers.

08/20/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In Colorado

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.

08/17/2015

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Thursday’s Mine Spill Timeline: Mine Leak Water Has Likely Reached Lake Powell

A timeline of the latest events regarding the toxic mine spill in the Animas River.

08/13/2015

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EPA Test Results Show Mine Spill Unleashed Highly Toxic Stew

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.

08/13/2015

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

Wednesday’s Mine Spill Timeline: EPA Head To Visit New Mexico To Address Spill

A timeline of Wednesday’s news about the mine spill in the Animas River.

08/12/2015

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