Environmental Protection Agency

Which was worse for water quality: Gold King Mine spill or 416 Fire floods?

A new report shows that runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer dumped higher concentrations of potentially toxic metals into the Animas River than the Gold King Mine spill three years ago....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study finds no lasting impacts from Gold King Mine spill

A three-year water-quality study found no lasting impacts from the Gold King Mine spill in 2015. San Juan Basin Public Health said the study started the day after the spill Aug. 5, 2015, in...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado,...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

3 years after Gold King Mine spill, victims awaiting payment

DENVER – Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal government still has not repaid any of the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek

A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease....

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Public suggests EPA has quantifiable goals for reducing mine pollution

SILVERTON – Several people at a public hearing this week asked why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed quick-action plan for 26 mines fails to address the top mine polluters in the...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA proposes work at 26 mine sites over next 5 years

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed cleanup work at 26 mining sites in the Superfund area around Silverton over the next five years while the agency comes up with a long-term plan for...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA finds place near Silverton to store Gold King Mine sludge

Just in the nick of time, the Environmental Protection Agency has found a place to store waste from the Gold King Mine at a site near Silverton, removing the need to haul it more than 70 miles to a...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA creates partnership to study long-term water quality

The Environmental Protection Agency announced almost $3.6 million in funds and a partnership program to conduct long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The partnership...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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