September 3, 2016--EPA stabilizes Gold King, faces rising Colorado desire for fish-friendly clean water (Denver Post)

The EPA has stabilized the collapsing mouth of the Gold King Mine, cementing heaps of rock and sediment dug up during mining’s glory days, trying to prevent another blowout and pioneer a solution to the West’s continuing acid metals contamination of coveted water. And as the feds push through this work, they face once-resistant Colorado communities that are increasingly keen on having a clean watershed. The action this summer in the mine-scarred mountains above Silverton is raising expectations that, whatever final fix may be made at the Gold King, it will build momentum for dealing with toxic mines elsewhere. That all depends on Congress lining up funding. To view the full article visit the Denver Post.