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EPA orders Sunnyside Gold to investigate mine pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sunnyside Gold Corp., the company that owned Silverton’s last operating mine, to investigate the groundwater around one of its mines. The order comes...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Animas River’s long ribbon of stories from Silverton to New Mexico

There is perhaps no one more suitable to tell the backstory of the Gold King Mine spill than Durango’s Jonathan Thompson. His book, River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics and Greed Behind the...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Court denies challenge to Superfund site near Silverton

Federal judges on Tuesday dismissed Sunnyside Gold Corp.’s attempt to challenge some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s listing of mines in the Superfund site north of Silverton – its own...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuits against EPA contractor’s activity at Gold King Mine move ahead

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Legal challenges against a federal contractor involved in a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in three Western states are being allowed to move forward. The New Mexico...

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

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

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