Gold King Mine spill

Gold King Mine spill-related legislation inches forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the first anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill approaches on Aug. 5, legislation to help reclaim abandoned mine lands slowly moves through Congress, while Southwest...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stabilization work to begin at Gold King Mine

Stabilization work is set to resume Saturday at the Gold King Mine, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. Environmental Restoration LLC, a contractor under the direction of the EPA,...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

House passes bill to push abandoned mine cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abandoned mine land reclamation took a step forward in Congress this week as the House passed the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act,” which aims to set up funds to clean...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comments show overwhelming support for Superfund

The public comment period for the proposed Superfund designation north of Silverton closed June 13, and while it has taken a few weeks for responses to filter in, one thing is abundantly clear:...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado College focuses on Western water issues

An annual Colorado College project focusing on issues affecting the Rocky Mountain West is turning its spotlight on the governance of Western water, including the Animas River. On Monday morning,...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico sues Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its northern neighbor should be held responsible for the contamination from a massive mine waste spill last year as well as decades...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA weighs options for dumping treatment plant sludge

Environmental Protection Agency officials said Wednesday they are deciding where to haul sludge from the temporary water-treatment plant for Gold King Mine wastewater. The EPA periodically has...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s Gold King point man to retire

Steve Way, the Environmental Protection Agency’s on-scene coordinator for activities around the Gold King Mine, has retired, the federal agency confirmed last week. Way spent 32 years working for...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton aims for a little fun on Gold King Mine spill anniversary

How will Silverton remember the first anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill? Apparently, with a cleverly named new event: Super FUNDays. “We know everyone is going to be discussing it, and it’s...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discoloration in Cement Creek, Animas no cause for alarm

Cement Creek and the upper Animas River are showing signs of discoloration reminiscent of last year’s Gold King Mine spill, but health officials say there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a...

DATE: May 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA extends Superfund public comment period

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday extended the public comment period on the proposed Superfund site in San Juan County to June 13. The extension will give the public an additional...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to consider comments on Superfund

La Plata County commissioners will discuss submitting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency voicing support for Superfund at a special meeting June 1. June 6 is the deadline to submit...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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