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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.



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