House Member: Colorado Mine That Fouled Rivers Breached On PurposeThe Republican chairman of a congressional panel investigating a 3-million-gallon spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive Colorado gold mine said Tuesday the mine was purposely breached by a government cleanup team.
'It Hit Us Hard': Navajo Nation In New Mexico Still Suffering From Mine SpillShiprock, a volcanic plume frozen in time, is sacred to the Navajo people who live there. So too is the water that flows through this land. Last August that water, which brings life, brought trouble.
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.
House Panel Issues Subpoenas On Gold King Mine Waste SpillThe Republican chairman of a House committee has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration seeking documents related to a review of 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine last summer.
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.
House Report Details EPA Missteps In Colorado Mine SpillA probe of a mine waste accident that fouled rivers with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released by a U.S. House committee.
EPA: Mine Spill Dumped 880,000 Pounds Of Metals In RiversThe Environmental Protection Agency says millions of gallons of wastewater that gushed from a Colorado gold mine last year may have sent more than 880,000 pounds of metals into a river.
New Mexico Is 1st To Issue Plans To Sue EPA Over Colorado Mine SpillNew Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.
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.
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Colorado County Asks EPA For $2.4 Million In Mine Spill CleanupLa Plata County asks EPA for up to $2.4 million to cover cleanup costs from Gold King Mine spill.
Republicans Allege Potential Interference In EPA Spill ProbeHouse Republicans want the Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to look into potential agency interference with an investigation into a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
State Official Who Clashed With EPA Over Mine Spill ResignsColorado's top environmental official is stepping down, months after he clashed with federal authorities over a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine in southwest Colorado.
Congressional Committee: Investigation Of Gold King Mine Spill LimitedA U.S. Interior Department investigation glossed over the federal government's negligence in a massive toxic wastewater spill from an inactive gold mine that fouled rivers in three states, Republicans in Congress said as they pushed for a more detailed explanation of the accident.
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.