EPA is testing Pueblo neighborhood’s soil to gauge Superfund scope

May 15, 2015
Photo: Old Bojon Town Colorado Smelter
The Old Colorado Smelter in southeast Pueblo operated for many years until it closed in 1908. 

EPA's Region 8 website here.

The agency now wants to test for lead and arsenic in the soil to determine the scope of the project. It's starting with just 12 homes but that number could grow to 1,900. The rub: EPA needs permission from those home owners – and some have been reluctant to let the EPA onto their property. 

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