October 3, 2015--Tipton questions Superfund status (Durango Herald)

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday expressed concerns with the prospect of federal officials moving forward with a Superfund listing for Silverton near the inactive Gold King Mine. A divide has emerged over the Superfund question, with some residents and officials of Silverton worried the listing would be a stain on the community.

October 3, 2015--Economic future in flux after Gold King spill (Durango Herald)

The economic stability of Southwest Colorado could be in peril, according to financial victims of the Gold King Mine spill, who spoke in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The three speakers – representing La Plata County, Durango and Silverton interests – spoke at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

September 23, 2015--Gold King Mine's temporary treatment plant to open by Oct. 14 (Denver Post)

The federal government said Wednesday it will open a temporary water treatment system at the Gold King Mine by Oct. 14 to deal with the spoiled waters. The portable plant will treat 550 gallons per minute of water still discharging from the mine in southwest Colorado, according to an Environmental Protection Agency news release.

September 6, 2015--What went wrong? (Durango Herald)

Something caught San Juan Sheriff Bruce Conrad’s eye on Aug. 5 that compelled him to pull off on the side of County Road 110. He looked to the right, and there was Cement Creek as he knew it, murky and meandering. He then looked over his other shoulder and couldn’t believe what he saw.

September 4, 2015--Why Silverton still doesn't want a Superfund site (High Country News)

Steve Fearn has spent 20 years fighting Superfund status in the mountains around Silverton, Colorado.

September 3, 2015--Officials explore Superfund solution (Durango Herald)

The road to a Superfund designation can be long, local officials learned from Environmental Protection Agency representatives on Thursday. EPA officials came to Durango to talk with the Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners about funding for mine remediation through a National Priorities Listing.

August 26, 2015--Superfund listing divides Silverton residents (Durango Herald)

 The question of Superfund dominated the first meeting of the Animas River Stakeholders Group to take place since the Gold King Mine blowout, and the topic divided the hundred people from Silverton, Durango and even Denver who crowded into Silverton Town Hall on Tuesday night. Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the group, acknowledged that the group has never formally endorsed or

August 25, 2015--Silverton and San Juan County seek quick-fix government funding (Colorado Independent)

The Town of Silverton and San Juan County plan to ask the federal government for quick-fix, disaster-relief funding to help counteract the impacts of the huge spill of acid mine drainage that turned the Animas River an alarming yellow earlier this month. Town and county officials passed a joint resolution Monday and Tuesday that calls for teaming up with affected downstream parties in the

August 7, 2015--More water released into Animas River after wastewater spill (CBS News)

More water is being released into the Animas River in an attempt to flush out the one million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine spilling into the water. The EPA also released a statement about what happened. The source of the wastewater is from the Gold King Mine near Silverton. It happened on Wednesday while U.S.

August 6, 2015--River users warned of mine waste (Durango Herald)

Animas River users are being advised to stay off the water today until contaminated water from a mine mishap above Silverton has passed through Durango. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gold King Mine in San Juan County.

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