Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

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Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

They are best way to engage with the EPA, counties say
Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, makes a presentation in January at the Durango Public Library about minerals in the Animas River. Butler says the creation of a Community Advisory Group would be useful in working with the Environmental Protection Agency on the cleanup of the Superfund site outside Silverton. In Pueblo and Fremont counties, CAGs increased community involvement in the Superfund process.

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, makes a presentation in January at the Durango Public Library about minerals in the Animas River. Butler says the creation of a Community Advisory Group would be useful in working with the Environmental Protection Agency on the cleanup of the Superfund site outside Silverton. In Pueblo and Fremont counties, CAGs increased community involvement in the Superfund process.

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, makes a presentation in January at the Durango Public Library about minerals in the Animas River. Because of local interest in forming a Community Advisory Group, the EPA will give a presentation about it April 24.

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Buck Skillen with the Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited listens during a community discussion about Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site held in January at the Durango Public Library. The creation of Community Advisory Groups in Fremont and Pueblo counties helped residents voice a variety of concerns to the EPA and guide aspects of the cleanup process.

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Jim White, aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Durango, talks about the fish population in the Animas River basin during a community discussion about Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site held in January at the Durango Public Library. The creation of a Community Advisory Group would give different interest groups a unified and formal way to communicate with the EPA about Superfund cleanup priorities.

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Scott Roberts, aquatic biologist for Mountain Studies Institute, discusses the health of aquatic bugs in the Animas River during a community discussion about Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site held in January at the Durango Public Library. The creation of a Community Advisory Group would give different interest groups a unified and formal way to communicate with the EPA about Superfund cleanup priorities.

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

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