Environmental Protection Agency

Water samples show no impact from Silver Wing Mine spill

A mine that spilled into the Animas River north of Silverton did not impact water quality, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which collected samples and analyzed the data. It was...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: Mine spilling waste into Animas River returns to normal

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it would continue to monitor a mine that spilled wastewater into the Animas River and added sampling results should be available next week. Crews...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine spill reported in Animas River; severity being investigated

A mine spill into the Animas River was reported late Wednesday. Christina Progess, the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead for the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, said the size and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeal of federal water rule brings comfort to agricultural communities

Lawmakers, ranchers and agriculturalists are lauding last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

Where to store sludge? Sunnyside Gold offers site to the EPA

Sunnyside Gold Corp. has offered one of its waste storage sites north of Silverton as a permanent solution for a place to put the sludge generated from the water-treatment plant that was built...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bonita Peak Superfund not affected by EPA shakeup

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a shakeup of the agency’s “Emphasis List” of Superfund sites across the country, but it appears the cleanup of mines leeching...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold may face fines, litigation for refusing EPA work order

Sunnyside Gold Corp. may face fines and possible litigation for its refusal to carry out work in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency said this week ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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