Superfund Site

October 25, 2015--Company says $10M offer to clean up mines north of Silverton still on the table (Durango Herald)

Sunnyside Gold Corp. has sent a letter that stirs up an elephant-in-the-room quandary for those invested in the health of the Animas River: Take $10 million now for water treatment in the Upper Animas Basin or take your chances with the Environmental Protection Agency.


April 24, 2014--Looking for diamond in the rough (Durango Herald)

Last week, the regular meeting of the Animas River Stakeholders Group took on the feeling of a jolly, if intellectually fraught, Nobel Prize committee debate. Scientists, government employees and mining officials huddled around a long table in the cold basement of the Miners Union Hospital grading innovative, sometimes preposterous proposals for addressing metal removal from mine drainage.


November 21, 2010--EPA considers SW Colo creek for Superfund (Summit Daily)

Portions of upper Cement Creek that feeds into the Animas River in southwestern Colorado are being considered for listing as a Superfund site. Heavy metals gushing from abandoned mines, some which operated in the late 1800s to early 1900s in the Gladstone area, are believed to be polluting the creek.


August 22, 2010--Heavy metal pollution worsening in Snake River (Summit Citizens)

Signs that water quality in the Snake River may be getting worse have once again spurred talks about an EPA Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine, along Peru Creek.


July 2, 2009--EPA plans hearings on DDT deposit off SoCal coast (U.S. Water News)

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to hold the first of several public hearings on a proposal to deal with a vast, long-neglected deposit of the pesticide DDT on the ocean floor off Southern Califor

May 3, 2009--Cotter lays plans for tainted plant (Denver Post)

While their plant officially remains an environmental disaster, owners of a Cañon City uranium mill are pursuing a plan to reopen for nuclear business by hauling 12.5 million tons of ore by train from a protected mountain in New Mexico to refurbished facilities along the Arkansas River.


May 3, 2009--Cotter lays plans for tainted plant (Denver Post)

While their plant officially remains an environmental disaster, owners of a Cañon City uranium mill are pursuing a plan to reopen for nuclear business by hauling 12.5 million tons of ore by train from a pr

March 4, 2009--Chromium in groundwater worries central Kansas city (Environmental News Service)

Residents of the small city of Great Bend, Kansas are worried about the contamination of their groundwater with chromium from a metal electroplating business that formerly operated near the local airport.

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