Rico Resists Superfund

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17min 13sec

Recently people in the town of Rico near Telluride asked the Environmental Protection Agency for help treating toxic waste from an abandoned mine nearby. The agency is considering designating the whole town a Superfund site, which town officials say would be devastating. Rico attorney and town planner Eric Heil talks about a counterproposal made by the town to clean the mine without Superfund designation.