EPA Chief: Agency Did Not Shirk Responsibility In Mine SpillThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing complaints by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
House Chairman: EPA Actions In Mine Spill 'Inexcusable'The chairman of the House Science Committee says the Environmental Protection Agency's actions in causing a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states were "inexcusable."
Colorado Mine Spill Prompts Changes In Warning SystemA massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in southwestern Colorado prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such accidents.
4th Congressional Hearing Planned On Colorado Mine BlowoutA fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states.
EPA Knew Of 'Blowout' Risk For Tainted Water At Gold MineU.S. Environmental Protection Agency managers were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an inactive Colorado mine that could release large volumes of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals, according to documents released by the agency.
EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In ColoradoThe inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.
Thursday's Mine Spill Timeline: Mine Leak Water Has Likely Reached Lake PowellA timeline of the latest events regarding the toxic mine spill in the Animas River.
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.
Damages In Mine Spill Will Take Years To TabulateThe spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states.
Gov. Hickenlooper Takes Statement-Making Gulp From Animas RiverTo make a point about its safety, the governor drank water straight from the Animas River, as captured by the Durango Herald.
Congressional Committee Asks For Investigation Into Animas River ContaminationA congressional committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General to investigate the cause of the wastewater spill into the Animas River and the EPA response.