Water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo., Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. 

 (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Southwestern Colorado officials say they're ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in August. Silverton Town Administrator Bill Gardner says trustees and county commissioners will consider resolutions Monday to open discussions. Silverton has rejected Superfund status in the past.