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Gold King Mine spill

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

EPA finds place near Silverton to store Gold King Mine sludge

Just in the nick of time, the Environmental Protection Agency has found a place to store waste from the Gold King Mine at a site near Silverton, removing the need to haul it more than 70 miles to a...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA creates partnership to study long-term water quality

The Environmental Protection Agency announced almost $3.6 million in funds and a partnership program to conduct long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The partnership...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steve Fearn, co-founder of Animas River Stakeholders Group, dies at 74

Steve Fearn, one of the founders of the Animas River Stakeholders Group who was involved with multiple water boards, and who at one time owned the Gold King Mine, died last week at his home in...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local author Jonathan Thompson says Gold King spill fits into familiar narrative

Local author Jonathan Thompson is starting to realize that his new book about the Gold King Mine spill, which simultaneously delves into the region’s dirty extractive history, may have the side...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA fires back at critics over Gold King Mine wastewater

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired back Thursday after a mining company accused the agency of failing to run a southwestern Colorado treatment plant at full capacity, letting...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Editor’s note: This story is the first Of what the Durango Herald plans to be many with a solutions focus. Solutions journalism is a growing practice in the media industry, and we see tremendous...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah’s suit over Gold King Mine spill transferred to New Mexico court

ALBUQUERQUE – A panel of federal judges says Utah’s lawsuit over a mine waste spill will be transferred from a Salt Lake City court to one in New Mexico, where three similar suits were filed. The...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA may be overstating claims from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has almost finished an overdue review of damage claims from the Gold King Mine spill that the agency accidentally triggered, but an...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado official requests immunity for environmentalists cleaning up mines

WASHINGTON – A Colorado Department of Natural Resources representative told Congress on Thursday that the federal government needs to grant immunity from liability to groups that try to clean up...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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