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.
Nature Park Planned For Urban Denver NeighborhoodThe uninitiated might see only the empty, miniature vodka bottles and ghostly plastic shopping bags littering a vacant lot in northeast Denver. Wildlife biologist Stacie Gilmore's trained eyes scan a pool of drainage water and pick out red-winged blackbirds hiding in the cattails.
Colorado Rocky Flats Workers Get Benefit DetailsFederal officials met with hundreds of former employees of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility to outline the medical help they could receive under new rules.
New Wildlife Drive At Former Colorado Superfund SiteA nine-mile (14.5-kilometer) do-it-yourself Wildlife Drive opens on Oct. 13, augmenting hiking trails and occasional bus and guided bike tours.
Cancer-Causing Chemical Found Near Cotter MillCotter Corp. plans to initiate testing next month to determine the how much of a cancer-causing chemical is in the groundwater near its Canon City uranium mill.