The agency started work on safety standards after the spill and expects to soon finish them, investigators from the EPA's Office of Inspector General said.
With its heaps of snow and bone-chilling cold, Silverton, Colorado might feel like the South Pole in winter. The remote mountain town also has a close bond to a dangerous, pioneering road project at the bottom of the world.
In lieu of criminal prosecution, a spokesperson said a report will be prepared for the EPA’s top leadership to review.
- Hickenlooper’s letter also says he’s concerned about the problem getting worse before it gets better.Read more
- “I think history has been made," said San Juan County Commissioner Scott Fetchenhier of the action spurred by the Gold King Mine blowout.Read more
The current plan would keep land tracts near clean-up mines out of the Superfund site, which is important to private land owners.
- Town leaders had hoped to vote on the application this Thursday.Read more
- Silverton town leaders resisted Superfund designation in the past. Some feared that it would discourage tourism and investment in the area.Read more