Environmental Protection Agency

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather forces closure of Gold King Mine treatment plant

The water treatment plant built to reduce contamination from the Gold King Mine into the headwaters of the Animas River has stopped operations because of the extreme winter weather in the San Juan...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are the ultimate goals for Superfund cleanup around Silverton?

For the past few years, a question has loomed over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mines polluting the Animas River headwaters around Silverton: What exactly does the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s lead in Superfund around Silverton announces retirement

The Environmental Protection Agency’s lead manager for the Superfund cleanup of mining sites around Silverton has announced she will retire March 21, wrapping up more than 30 years working for the...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold says EPA should be recused from leading Silverton Superfund cleanup

Is it a conflict of interest for the Environmental Protection Agency, responsible for the Gold King Mine spill, to lead the Superfund cleanup of mine pollution around Silverton? The last company to...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

50 million gallons of polluted water pours daily from U.S. mine sites

RIMINI, Mont. – Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA places Silverton’s Superfund site on fast-track pilot program

The Superfund site made up of mine sites around Silverton contaminating the Animas River has been chosen to be part of a new pilot study that aims to speed up the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens group for Superfund site to meet Thursday for first time

With most members set, a citizens group that aims to provide input on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mining areas around Silverton will meet for the first time Thursday. In...

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

Plant treats Gold King Mine waste despite government shutdown

Despite the government shutdown, now in its fifth day, the water-treatment plant that cleans mine waste from the Gold King Mine will not cease operations, according to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: Gold King Mine spill had no immediate, long-term impacts

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency found the Gold King Mine spill had no immediate or lasting impacts, similar to findings with other organizations’ conclusions in recent weeks....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community group forming to provide Superfund input

The Superfund cleanup of mines around the Animas River headwaters may take an untold number of years to complete, but a new citizens group intends to hang in there every step of the way. For years,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Companies agree to pay nearly $1M for Silverton Superfund cleanup

The current owners of a former smelting company are on the hook for nearly $1 million in the Superfund site cleanup of mines around Silverton, which seeks to improve water quality in the Animas...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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