Environmental Protection Agency

Supreme Court asks Obama administration’s view on mine spill lawsuit

DENVER – The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department on Monday to weigh in on New Mexico’s lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA wants to continue operations at water-treatment plant

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would prefer to continue operations at the temporary water-treatment plant that handles discharges out of the Gold King Mine while the agency...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to hold public meetings about Superfund work in S.W. Colorado

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold community meetings this week in Durango, Shiprock and Silverton to provide an update on the Bonita Peaking Mining District Superfund site. An...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work near Gladstone could cause water discoloration in creek

Silverton Town Hall is alerting residents that installation of a replacement culvert in Cement Creek near the Environmental Protection Agency's temporary treatment plant will cause short, isolated...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No criminal charges in Gold King Mine blowout

No criminal charges will be pursued related to the Gold King Mine blowout, for which the Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility, the agency’s Office of Inspector General announced...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA announces more Gold King Mine spill reimbursements

Another $262,441 in grants to cover response and cleanup costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill has been awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Broken down, $101,465 went to the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators attempt to expedite Gold King reimbursements

A bipartisan group of senators on Monday introduced a measure that would expedite reimbursements to entities affected by last year’s Gold King Mine spill. Colorado senators Michael Bennet, a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rains cause overflow at EPA’s water-treatment plant

Heavy rains Tuesday caused an overflow at the Environmental Protection Agency’s temporary treatment plant north of Silverton, releasing discolored water into Cement Creek. An internal alert was...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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