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Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs

More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

New Mexico filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against the Environmental Protection Agency , its contractor and two Colorado mine owners over the Gold King Mine spill’s impact on the state. The...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Mexico attorney general dissatisfied with mine spill response

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater last year from the Gold King Mine near...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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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

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Spring runoff red-flags Animas aquatic life

Water samples taken from the Animas River during the season’s first spring runoff since August’s Gold King Mine spill raise a “red flag” for potential harm to aquatic life in the waterway. On Feb....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper recommends Superfund listing for mine sites around Silverton

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday recommended a Superfund listing in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill, ending more than six months of discussions on whether the state should pursue the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata steps up mine tests

An independent analysis of sediment at the Gold King Mine adit found trace amounts of uranium isotopes, but at levels far below typical screening thresholds. The study was done in September by...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State disputes key part of EPA’s Gold King report

DENVER – Colorado officials say they didn’t endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado takes out the trash

A Colorado oil company’s plan to dispose of gas and oil wastewater by injecting it into a deep well in western Nebraska is drawing strong objections from residents who live near the proposed site. ...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Toxic spill raises fear at White Mesa uranium mill

WHITE MESA – Residents on Monday raised heightened concerns about the outdated uranium mill outside town, amid a report of two recent toxic spills and a new report that says toxic metals are...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News