U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Hickenlooper Not Sold On Proposed Ozone Rules, Says Denver At A Disadvantage

The U.S. secretary of energy made a visit to Colorado on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes another set of rules meant to improve Colorado’s air quality, but Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t sold.

12 hours ago

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Workers Had No Way To Get Word Out After Toxic Spill

Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine.

08/27/2015

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

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)

Interior Department To Lead Review Of Colorado River Spill

The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.

08/19/2015

Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Says No Risk From Colorado River Sediments

Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado’s Animas River.

08/14/2015

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Colorado Spill A Blip In Legacy Of Leaking Abandoned Mines

It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said.

08/14/2015

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Animas River Open To Public, Recreation After Contamination

The Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.

08/14/2015

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