Compounds called PFCs were detected in wells used by the South Adams County Water and Sanitation District. Officials there say the water is safe.
The driver was not seriously injured, but about 9 cubic yards of sludge spilled into the water, officials said.
Tests of a well at Sugar Loaf Fire Station 1 found levels 10 times above the EPA's health advisory levels.
The EPA is considering using robots and other sophisticated technology to help prevent mine "blowouts" or clean them up if they happen.
Manure runs downhill. It’s just a matter of where it ends up.
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.
You would be forgiven for thinking that Colorado and surfing don't really go together. Except they do on the South Platte River.
The U.S. Air Force is poised to spend $2 billion to clean up synthetic chemicals that have contaminated soil and groundwater across the U.S.
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