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.
Colorado Area Open To Superfund Cleanup After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer.
Wary Coloradans Weigh Superfund Cleanup After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials are touring toxic cleanup sites this week to see if the federal Superfund program is the best way to fix the Gold King Mine and other sites spilling wastewater into rivers.
Federal Investigators: EPA Mine Spill Could Have Been PreventedGovernment investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine.
People Could Be Recruited To Monitor Heavy Metals In Urine After Mine SpillExtensive soil and water sampling would be done along the Animas River in northwestern New Mexico and residents would be recruited to assess the level of heavy metals in their urine under a plan.
On Colorado Mine Cleanup, Superfund Idea Divides ResidentsSouthwestern Colorado residents told Congress on Thursday that the Gold King Mine blowout and other mines spilling acid waste into waterways could cause serious long-term damage to their tourism economy, but they disagreed on whether a federal Superfund designation would help or hurt.
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.
Mystery Surrounds Plane Crash Near Silverton, Passenger Was Busted With MethInvestigators have been trying to find out why a plane veered so far off course when it crashed near Silverton earlier this month.
Udall Announces Legislation In Wake Of Mine Waste SpillThe federal government would be required to identify the most dangerous abandoned mines in the West and make plans to clean them up under legislation introduced by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation.
New Mexico Official: EPA Kept Water Data Secret After SpillFederal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday.
Sens. Bennet, Gardner Question EPA About Mine Spill: 'Unacceptable'It's been more than a month since 3 million gallons of toxic water poured from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado. On Wednesday, Colorado Senators Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, teamed up to find out what happened from the Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA Chief: Agency Did Not Shirk Responsibility In Mine SpillThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing complaints by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.