Gold King Mine spill

Community group forming to provide Superfund input

The Superfund cleanup of mines around the Animas River headwaters may take an untold number of years to complete, but a new citizens group intends to hang in there every step of the way. For years,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah, U.S. to launch study on mining pollution in Lake Powell

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah and U.S. government officials will launch a study this month to determine the extent of mining pollution in Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. Heavy metals washed into...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

Work to resume at American Tunnel, one of more vexing polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday work is expected to resume at the American Tunnel Mine, one of the biggest problem areas in the Superfund site north of Silverton. In coordination...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local 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

Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

It’s been a rough couple of years for the Animas River. This weekend marks three years since the river, which runs through the heart of Durango, endured a massive mine waste spill from a blowout at...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Colorado mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE – The Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by Utah, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation seeking the repayment of cleanup costs from the Gold King...

DATE: July 27, 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

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