Superfund Plan For Colorado Mines Stirs Few Protests NowA proposal to deploy the powerful Superfund program to clean up leaky Colorado mines — including one that unleashed millions of gallons of wastewater last year — isn't stirring up much passion, despite formidable resistance in the past.
Body Of Man Discovered On Bank Of Animas RiverThe body of a man was found along the banks of the Animas River behind a home in Durango on Saturday afternoon.
Woman's Body Found In Animas River, Deemed SuspiciousA fly fisherman spotted her body about 12:30 p.m. Saturday and called 911.
New Mexico Pushes For Remedies In Wake Of Mine Waste SpillThe federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine last year, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials this week.
Colorado Leaders Say EPA Needs To Pay Up, Or ElseSen. Cory Gardner and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch may introduce a bill to force the EPA to pay full compensation for the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015.
Some Are Unhappy With EPA Payment Plans For Mine Waste SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials are unhappy the Environmental Protection Agency won't pay their county for future water monitoring and other expected expenses related to a mine waste spill the EPA accidentally triggered.
Colorado Senate Passes Abandoned Mines Cleanup BillColorado's Department of Natural Resources will soon be able to respond to emergency situations at more of the state's abandoned mines.
Sen. John McCain Calls For Criminal Probe Into Mine SpillU.S. Sen. John McCain has called for a criminal investigation into what led to a massive spill of mine waste that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.
Storms Raised Some Pollutants From Mine Spill, Not OthersResearchers who studied a river in Colorado after a massive mine spill say runoff from fall storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in the water but not others.
Colorado Congressman Has Doubts About Superfund Mine CleanupA southwestern Colorado congressman says a Superfund designation isn't the best way to clean up leaking mines in his district but that he won't stand in the way after local leaders endorsed it.
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.
States Brace For Snowmelt To Kick Up Metals From Mine SpillStates and Indian tribes are getting ready in case a rush of melting snow stirs up potentially toxic metals in two rivers after a massive spill from a Colorado mine last August.
EPA Reviewing New Mexico Request For Repayment After SpillThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is acknowledging the concerns of officials in New Mexico and elsewhere that spring runoff could stir up contaminants left behind by the Gold King Mine spill in southern Colorado.
New Mexico Delegation Wants EPA To Move On Compensation For Mine SpillNew Mexico's congressional delegation has concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over delays in compensation for expenses and damages caused by Gold King Mine spill.
Cleanup Work Set To Resume After Massive Colorado Mine SpillThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to return to the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado this spring or early summer to resume preliminary cleanup work after it inadvertently triggered a 3-million-gallon spill of wastewater there in August.