Metal and mineral

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Bacteria, metals found in Animas Valley wells

Water quality tests at 60 wells across the Animas Valley showed about half had elevated levels of contamination. San Juan Basin Public Health plans to test 100 wells as part of its long-term...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State Land Board to lease minerals near Fruitland Outcrop

The Colorado State Land Board is considering leasing land for oil and gas production on the methane-gas rich Fruitland Outcrop, which has implications for domestic water wells and county roads....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango may move forward with Superfund support letter

Although Silverton and San Juan County officials last week delayed a decision on seeking Superfund status, Durango City Mayor Dean Brookie is considering sending a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water monitoring plans may bring Four Corners together

Agreeing that collaboration is key, New Mexico environmental officials extended a hand in partnership to La Plata County during a Wednesday meeting about long-term water monitoring plans. Four...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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D.C. lawmakers meet inside Colorado mine

IDAHO SPRINGS – The first-ever congressional hearing inside a mine was held Monday, offering a dramatic image of the impact the Gold King Mine spill has had on policy talks. The Subcommittee on...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mixed views on Gold King/real estate correlation

A recent decline in real estate transactions has some La Plata County brokers questioning whether the residential sales slump in October has anything to do with the mine spill that occurred north...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mining reclamation requires funding

Mining-reclamation experts this week told a congressional panel that good Samaritan legislation and funding for restoration efforts are “inseparably tied together.” The comments came during a...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King spill leads to state-control discussion

DENVER – The recent Gold King Mine wastewater spill could breathe new life into a conversation about state control over federal lands. A meeting of the Water Resources Review Committee on Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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After spill, work suspended at 10 mine sites

BILLINGS, Mont. – Site investigations and some cleanup work at 10 polluted mining complexes in four states were suspended because of conditions similar to those that led to a massive wastewater...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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At Bullion Mine, project keeps waste under control

SILVERTON While Cement Creek continues to feed 585 gallons of acid mine drainage per minute into the Animas River, treatment to the mines above the river’s other tributary, Mineral Creek, have had...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mining reclamation may be a pipe dream

DENVER – Despite cries for a focus on reclamation following the Gold King Mine spill, restoring thousands of inactive mines across Colorado and the nation may prove difficult, if not logistically...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Contanimas’ River

DATE: Aug. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News