Environmental cleanup

Lawsuit against White Mesa uranium mill is dismissed

An environmental lawsuit against the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah has been dismissed by Utah District Court judge. In April 2014, Grand Canyon Trust sued the mill’s owner, Energy...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rejects school demolition plan; costs rise

An attempt by the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District to cut $1 million from the cost of demolishing the retired high school has been rejected by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment...

DATE: Oct. 4, 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

EPA seeks public comments on Gold King Mine project

If you have an opinion on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to prevent another blowout at the Gold King Mine, now is your chance to comment. The EPA on Tuesday announced that proposed...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA clears Towaoc Rec Center of asbestos contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed an extensive asbestos cleanup at the Towaoc Recreation Center, but the center is still closed to the public pending final repairs by the Ute...

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

Funding to reclaim abandoned mines falls short

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State and federal mine cleanup programs have had a difficult time making headway because the projects are so costly. U.S. House members gathered last week to discuss the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

NRC urges uranium miner to review all operations

Nuclear regulators are concerned that a Wyoming uranium mining company, which twice spilled nuclear waste in southeast Utah, may have a larger safety culture problem after it was issued nine...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA arrives in Towaoc for asbestos cleanup

Asbestos contamination has forced the Towoac Recreation Center to close and triggered an Environment Protection Agency cleanup. The 30,000-square-foot building in downtown Towaoc was built in 1964....

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What the Navajo Generating Station will leave behind

The smokestacks of the Navajo Generation Station rise 775 feet from the sere landscape of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, just three miles away from the serpentine, stagnant blue wound in...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

EPA adds Bonita Peak Mining District to Superfund list

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it would formally designate the district of leaking mines around Silverton as a Superfund. In a news release, the EPA said the “Bonita Peak...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA releases final water-monitoring plan related to Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – Federal environmental officials on Thursday released a final one-year water-monitoring plan in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill. The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico officials say rivers still tainted from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A $1.5 million bill sent by New Mexico to the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday could be the last chance for federal officials and the state of Colorado to avoid a lawsuit related...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News