Gold King Mine spill

EPA plan on Silverton Superfund expected in spring 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a plan this spring that will detail cleanup projects the agency hopes to complete in the next three to four years at the Superfund site...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials consider using robots to combat mine spills

DENVER – Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Will losses from the Gold King Mine spill ever be covered?

In the days after the Gold King Mine spill tainted the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, Environmental Protection Agency officials encouraged people affected by the event to file damage claims...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Utah adds EPA, contractor to lawsuit over Gold King Mine waste spill

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has added the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a contractor as defendants in the state’s lawsuit over the Gold King Mine waste spill in Silverton that contaminated the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

UN: Better protections needed from mine water disasters

BILLINGS, Mont. – A string of mining waste disasters – some deadly – over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites,...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

EPA updates on its work since Silverton Superfund declared

SILVERTON – It’s been more than a year since the Superfund site near Silverton was formally declared, and while the cleanup is expected to take years, Environmental Protection Agency officials...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA removes mine waste it used to improve road near Silverton

Mine waste that was used by an Environmental Protect Agency contracted crew to resurface a road north of Silverton has been cleaned up and removed, according to agency officials. Andrew Mutter, a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill introduced to reform hard-rock mining laws

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, along with Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund work group meets for the first time in Durango

The first meeting of a citizen’s work group concerning the recently declared Superfund site near Silverton met Wednesday night, with a heavy emphasis on the history of mining in the Animas River...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What should Superfund near Silverton accomplish?

What should the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently declared Superfund listing on 48 mining-related sites around Silverton accomplish over the next several years? That’s the question a newly...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Promising new technology cleans mine wastewater near Silverton

High in the San Juan Mountains, north of Silverton, a small, makeshift trailer is churning with new, promising technology that may have implications for treating mine pollution throughout the West....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajos ask EPA to be flexible on claims from mine spill

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The head of the Navajo Nation is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be flexible on the type of documentation it requires from tribal members asking for...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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