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Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

EPA Says Colorado Refinery Contamination Declining

Federal officials said Friday that initial water quality tests show levels of toxic chemicals are declining after a gasoline-like substance was detected seeping into a creek from a Denver-area refinery, but environmentalists said even one barrel of the toxic brew is too much.

12/02/2011

An image of the cleanup effort in Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

Suncor Ordered To Test Air In Wastewater Plant

State health officials on Thursday ordered Suncor Energy to immediately begin testing the air inside the Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure worker safety near where a gasoline-like substance from the company’s refinery was detected seeping into Sand Creek earlier this week.

12/02/2011

Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

Underground Pipe Eyed In Seepage Into Sand Creek

Colorado state health officials fear that a broken underground pipe that leads to a tank at a Suncor Energy refinery may have leaked vast amounts of petroleum near the South Platte River.

11/30/2011

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