La Plata County commissioners press EPA for mine spill answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – La Plata County commissioners pushed the Environmental Protection Agency for answers on issues related to the Gold King Mine spill, including long-term monitoring of the Animas...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 mines around Silverton could be part of Superfund

Nearly 50 mines in and around San Juan County are proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to be part of a Superfund site that would be called the Bonita Pike Mining District Site, according...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subpoenas issued for reports on Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A U.S. House committee has issued subpoenas to federal agencies in an effort to obtain additional information related to the Gold King Mine spill. The subpoenas were issued late Wednesday...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton calls ‘make or break’ vote for Superfund

A “make or break” meeting has been called in Silverton as officials there approach a deadline on whether to pursue a Superfund listing this spring for the mining district north of town that...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental Protection Agency inches closer to meeting Silverton demands

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent a letter to Silverton officials proposing a Superfund site for the discharging mine district responsible for degrading water quality in the Animas...

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

N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill

ALBUQUERQUE – The head of the New Mexico Environment Department blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting, saying federal officials are...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gold King spill is a wake-up call

The Gold King Mine blowout six months ago that dumped 3 million gallons of orange sludge into western waterways spurred action that could lead to remedies for the long-standing problem of toxic...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in Animas

DENVER – A 3 million-gallon spill from the Gold King Mine above Silverton last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango, Silverton officials, governor back Superfund listing

DENVER – Officials are edging closer to recommending a Superfund listing in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill after closed-door meetings Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper met with officials from...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flurry of legislation introduced in wake of Gold King Mine blowout

In the six months since the Gold King Mine blowout, congressional leaders have attempted to move forward with several bills addressing the spill and other issues associated with leaking abandoned...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will the Animas River run orange again?

The estimated 3 million gallons of orange sludge from the Gold King Mine moved through Durango in about three days, and it left behind a layer of heavy metals that drew concern for this spring’s...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King owner: Future uncertain

The ongoing conflict between the Environmental Protection Agency and the owner of the Gold King Mine shows no signs of slowing in 2016, with a land-use agreement set to expire in March. The two...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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