• EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines

    4 monthes ago - By National Post

    DENVER - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and soil.
    The work is part of the EPA's interim plan to keep toxic heavy metals from flowing into rivers while the agency searches for a more permanent solution under the Superfund program.
    The interim plan concentrates on controlling or removing contaminants at 26 sites including campgrounds...
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  • EPA lays out 1st steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines

    4 monthes ago - By Miami Herald

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has come up with an interim plan to hold back some of the toxic heavy metals that spill into rivers from old southwestern Colorado mining...
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