Gold King Mine spill

EPA settles with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five years after Gold King Mine spill, water quality remains a concern

SILVERTON – Five years ago today, a breach at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton sent a deluge of water loaded with heavy metals into the Animas River, turning the waterway an electric-orange...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA proposes permanent mine waste dump site north of Silverton

It appears the Environmental Protection Agency has found a place for long-term storage of mine waste near Silverton. The EPA announced this week it is proposing a waste repository for the Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA will temporarily plug ‘bad boy’ mine near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency will temporarily close a bulkhead at one of the worst polluting mines near Silverton as an experiment to better understand hydrology in the region. Bulkheads are...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecast for Animas River flows doesn’t look rosy

The forecast for the spring runoff on the Animas River does not look promising: below-average water volumes, a below-average peak flow and an early snowpack melt. “I think, unfortunately, it’s one...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico to address lingering concerns of Gold King Mine spill

FARMINGTON – As the five-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill nears, the New Mexico Environment Department is holding feedback session with Navajo farmers to ease worries surrounding any...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Owner of Gold King Mine not happy with proposed cleanup solution

Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King Mine, is not happy about the proposed Superfund cleanup around Silverton, saying the suggestion to plug more mines only redistributes potentially toxic water and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA looks to develop road map for mine cleanup around Silverton

How should the Environmental Protection Agency start the massive cleanup of mines leaching heavy metals into the headwaters of the Animas River around Silverton? That’s what the agency wants to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | 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

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

EPA names new lead for Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected a new lead for the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton that are contributing to degrading water quality in the Animas River. The “Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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