Environmental cleanup

One less mine to clean in Superfund site near Silverton?

The Environmental Protection Agency may be able to cross one of its 48 mine sites included in the Superfund around Silverton off its list. Recently, the Colorado Department of Reclamation, Mining...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Stakeholders disband after 25 years of cleanup efforts

It’s the end of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. After leading the cleanup of mine waste in the headwaters of the Animas River for more than 25 years, group co-founder Peter Butler announced...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium dumpsite south of Durango leaching into groundwater

Radioactive waste has been contaminating the groundwater below a uranium tailings dumpsite just outside Durango for at least a decade, and still, after all these years, U.S. government officials...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife roam where U.S. once made nuclear and chemical arms

DENVER – From sites outside Colorado’s largest city to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of places where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA drills into American Tunnel to unravel mine pollution mystery

SILVERTON – Deep down, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for answers to one of the biggest mysteries in the Superfund site of mines around...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA says it will carry out work Sunnyside Gold refuses to do

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will “ensure” cleanup activities will be accomplished that Sunnyside Gold Corp. refused to do, but it could result in fines and possible litigation...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold says ‘no’ to EPA’s work order at Superfund

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is refusing to carry out work ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton. “Enough is enough,” Kevin Roach, with...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA finds low risk to human health at Superfund site near Silverton

A new study has found no serious risk to human health stemming from mines included in a Superfund site around Silverton, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a good news...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is EPA protecting mining history around Superfund site?

Colorado’s top office for ensuring historic preservation is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s impacts to mine sites around Silverton as the agency embarks on a massive Superfund...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to tackle one of most vexing polluters in Animas River basin

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it intends to undergo a major effort this summer to understand one of the most vexing polluters in the upper Animas River watershed. In July,...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA finalizes action plan for Silverton-area Superfund

The Environmental Protection Agency’s quick-action plan to clean up mine sites in the Superfund area around Silverton in the next five years was approved and finalized Thursday, and work is...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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