EPA Proposes Adding Colorado Mines To Superfund ListNearly 50 mining sites in southwestern Colorado, including one that spilled a torrent of wastewater into New Mexico and Utah last summer, are a bit closer to getting funding for a comprehensive cleanup.
Colorado Set To Endorse Superfund Cleanup Of Old MinesGov. John Hickenlooper is expected to take a key step toward launching a federally funded cleanup of 48 old mining sites, endorsing a Superfund zone that includes a mine that sent wastewater into rivers in three states last August.
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.
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 Aims To Have Superfund Answers By End Of JanuarySilverton officials say they'll try to get enough information by the end of January to decide whether to ask for a federally funded Superfund cleanup of leaking mines north of town.
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.
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.
EPA Reduces Estimate Of Sediment Release At Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency says between 500 and 600 gallons of sediment-bearing water was released from a pond at a western Colorado Superfund site, not 2,000 gallons as the agency first reported.
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.
EPA Test Results Show Mine Spill Unleashed Highly Toxic StewThe 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.
Fearing Stigma, Colorado Contested Superfund Status For MineThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took full responsibility Tuesday for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help.

More From CBS Denver

Weather App
CBS Local App

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia