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Probe finds EPA error caused mine spill

...the report says.EPA documents show its officials knew of the potential for a major blowout from the Gold King Mine near Silverton as early as June 2014. After the spill, EPA officials described the blowout as "likely inevitable" because millions of...
Nation and World
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

...Colorado's Animas River is cleaned up. The Aug. 5 spill occurred during excavation work at an inactive gold mine near Silverton, Colorado.Republican senators charged at a hearing Wednesday that EPA is treating itself more gingerly than if a private...
Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

...waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near...a San Juan County commissioner and Silverton's former mayor.Also, the stigma...possible.On the other side are people in Silverton who fear reduced property values and...
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Experts: Long-term risks from mine spill

...heavy metals above the old mining town of Silverton, Colorado. That would have brought...Long before the accident, mines in the Silverton area that were first developed in the...Associated Press writers Brennan Linsley in Silverton, Lindsay Whitehurst in Salt Lake City...
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Officials downstream from Colorado mine spill demand answers

...waste stream made its way downstream toward Lake Powell in Utah after the spill Wednesday at the abandoned Gold King mine near Silverton, Colorado.The 3 million gallons of mine waste included high concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Workers...
Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...Protection Agency accidentally unleashed the spill as federal and contract workers inspected the abandoned mine site near Silverton, Colorado.The EPA has said the contaminants were rolling too fast to be an immediate health threat. Experts and federal...
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Arts calendar

...emerge as Earth's dominant species."Into the Storm" (PG-13) - Synopsis: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones...
State Briefs

...offenses committed during a hunt in Western Alaska, including killing a black bear sow and her two cubs. Matthew Miller of Silverton, Ore., received the largest fine - $17,200 for his part in the illegal hunt, Alaska State Troopers said Friday. His...

...of Juneau will marry Aug. 7 in Silverton, Ore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Fred and Nola Parkinson of Silverton, Ore. and is a graduate of Oregon...Engineers in Portland. Raina Wilson of Silverton, Ore., is the maid of honor and...
Hues and Brown marry

...Restaurant. The reception was held on July 5 at Silver Falls, Ore. The bride is the daughter of Reverne Ron and Donna Hues of Silverton, Ore. She is working toward a career as a blues singer and songwriter. The groom is the son of James A. and Tina Brown...


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