User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-Regional
Category: Hazardous Waste
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EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead spreading to birds, animals and, potentially, people 20.10.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
EPA crews conducting Superfund cleanup prep investigations along Animas River headwaters revealed this week that they’ve found contamination at century-old mine sites at levels 100 times higher than danger thresholds for wildlife.
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EPA orders cleanup at Texas toxic site flooded by Hurricane Harvey 13.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration has handed a rare victory to environmentalists, ordering two big corporations this week to pay $115 million to clean up a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
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What is the Environmental Protection Agency? 27.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
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Three decades of patience pays off for Grand Junction Powerball winner 20.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Grand Junction area resident Judy Finchum says she has played the same five numbers in the Powerball every week, without fail, for the past 30 years.
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Evidence of spills at Houston Superfund sites following Harvey floods 19.9.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city's ship channel.
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Body found on Kenai beach was missing Colorado boater 19.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Alaska authorities have confirmed a body found on a Kenai (KEE'-nye) River beach last week was that of a missing boater from Colorado.
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Many Houston ultra-polluted Superfund sites are flooded following Harvey, raising concerns about toxins spreading 3.9.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
As Dwight Chandler sipped beer and swept out the thick muck caked inside his devastated home, he worried whether Harvey's floodwaters had also washed in pollution from the old acid pit just a couple blocks away.
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Old paint gets new life at innovative Mesa County landfill that uses it to cover trash 3.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A problem that started with dirt and was solved with paint has earned the landfill an award for innovation, and Mesa County has the first waste-management team in Colorado to repurpose old paint to save money, time and resources.
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Uranium pervades homes on and near Navajo Nation 27.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
EPA budget cuts threaten to slow a long-overdue cleanup.
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Industrial spill on I-70 near Colorado Boulevard shuts down westbound lanes 25.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A spill on Interstate 70 at Colorado Boulevard has the westbound lanes shut down for a cleanup.
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Sage grouse changes; Superfund funding; Sacrificial sea lions 21.8.2017 Current Issue
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Threat of EPA funding cuts puts Pueblo Superfund site on front burner 14.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump's determination to cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by 30 percent could be the best thing that's happened to the Pueblo residents dealing with living in the Colorado Smelter Superfund study area.
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Teen killed in three-vehicle crash near Colorado Springs; 5 others injured 14.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
A Palmer High School student was killed in a three-vehicle, predawn crash Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Briargate Parkway that injured five people, the Colorado State Patrol said.
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What’s next for the West’s Superfund sites? 2.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Budget cuts threaten clean-up in the region’s most polluted areas.
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Superfund site in Canon City, leaking uranium mine west of Denver could transfer to cleanup company 21.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Cotter Corp. told Colorado state health officials it wants to transfer its radioactive materials licenses in Canon City and Jefferson County to Colorado Legacy Land, which specializes in complex cleanups.
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Cleanup plans proposed for Colorado’s Eagle Mine site 29.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
State and federal officials have proposed two cleanup initiatives for the existing Eagle Mine Superfund site in the Colorado mountains.
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EPA prepares to slowly dam toxic mine waste leaking from Red and Bonita Mine at 300 gallons per minute 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Shutting the bulkhead inside the Red and Bonita Mine is a huge test on mountains where miners who penetrated fissures and groundwater pathways left behind the geologic equivalent of Swiss cheese.
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EPA chief vows to speed the nation’s Superfund cleanups; communities wonder how 19.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Dawn Chapman had listened with surprise and skepticism as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency vowed to clean up West Lake, the nuclear waste dump that has filled her days and nights with worry.
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Bear crosses through Colorado race, stunning runners 12.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
About 5 miles into the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on Sunday, a bear ambled across a roadway near Colorado Springs.
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Mapping project tracks challenges coming to Colorado Plateau 12.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Researchers are working on a mapping project that will chronicle climate change, population growth, oil drilling and other factors in an area that stretches across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
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