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Tag Archives: Superfund

Proposed budget cuts threaten clean-up in the West’s most polluted areas

On Aug. 1 the Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the fate of Superfund, a program of the Environmental Protection […]...

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August 7, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Across party lines, Western governors see a partner in Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors. Scott […]...

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March 6, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Gold King nears Superfund designation

The Environmental Protection Agency decided this week that the Gold King Mine near Durango is a top priority for Superfund designation. The mine, which was […]...

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September 9, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Animas River disaster: More lawmaker finger-pointing on tap, but little work on actual leaks

Workers in the mountains above Silverton are racing to finish a patchwork of temporary fixes on leaking hard-rock mines above Silverton as Congress busies itself […]...

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September 15, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Bad Water: Locals blame Animas River disaster on the “Environmental Pollution Agency”

The alarming French’s mustard color of southwest Colorado’s Animas River is now running somewhere between orange Kool-Aid and the yellowish hue of Mountain Dew. But […]...

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August 11, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Regulating a radioactive milkshake

The politics behind a bill designed to ensure cleanup and prevent new contamination from uranium mining and milling. ...

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May 5, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized
Colorado law sanctioning uranium mills complicates plans for New Mexico mine

Colorado law sanctioning uranium mills complicates plans for New Mexico mine

A controversial plan to open an old uranium mine on Mt. Taylor near Grants, New Mexico, faces an obstacle in the new law passed by the Colorado legislature that forbids increased operations at uranium mills until the...

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May 10, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Udall introduces new ‘Good Samaritan’ water clean-up legislation

Udall introduces new ‘Good Samaritan’ water clean-up legislation

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall announced Wednesday that he introduced "Good Samaritan" legislation that would provide legal protection for non-profit and other groups who would cleanup water contamination issuing from abandoned mines across Colorado....

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October 15, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colo. water cleanups hobbled by ‘Good Samaritan’ legal risks

Colo. water cleanups hobbled by ‘Good Samaritan’ legal risks

LEADVILLE — It’s a fall morning in the mountains just outside this Lake County town. Contractors in yellow earthmovers are cleaning up acid mine drainage in the Sugarloaf Mining District. They're part of a unique government-nonprofit-college collaboration that has made...

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September 24, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
EPA proposes new clean-up plan for Leadville

EPA proposes new clean-up plan for Leadville

LEADVILLE -- To outsiders, the amber hills of piled up mine waste, or tailings, that mark the countryside here are just part of the dramatic mountain scenery. But they're the subject of a new round in a long conflict between...

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August 4, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […]

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