EPA chief, Hickenlooper to visit Superfund near Silverton

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EPA chief, Hickenlooper to visit Superfund near Silverton

Tour draws ire from local officials for closed-door nature
The adit at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, where a blowout occurred Aug. 5, 2015. The opening is about 10 feet wide and 15 feet high.
A panoramic view of a mustard-yellow Animas River as it flowed through Durango on Aug. 7, 2015, two days after a blowout at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to visit a Superfund site Friday near Silverton.
Pruitt
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a news conference in Durango following the Aug. 5, 2015, blowout at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. Scott Pruitt, the new administrator for the EPA, plans to visit a Superfund site Friday near Silverton. Few local officials were invited to join.
Gov. John Hickelooper drinks from the Animas River about a week after the Gold King Mine blowout to demonstrate the river was safe.

EPA chief, Hickenlooper to visit Superfund near Silverton

The adit at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, where a blowout occurred Aug. 5, 2015. The opening is about 10 feet wide and 15 feet high.
A panoramic view of a mustard-yellow Animas River as it flowed through Durango on Aug. 7, 2015, two days after a blowout at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to visit a Superfund site Friday near Silverton.
Pruitt
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a news conference in Durango following the Aug. 5, 2015, blowout at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. Scott Pruitt, the new administrator for the EPA, plans to visit a Superfund site Friday near Silverton. Few local officials were invited to join.
Gov. John Hickelooper drinks from the Animas River about a week after the Gold King Mine blowout to demonstrate the river was safe.
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