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California Gulch Superfund Site

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 16:52, last changed on 08/11/2022 - 06:58
Established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1983, the California Gulch Superfund Site encompasses about eighteen square miles in central Lake County , including the city of Leadville . One of the nation’s first Superfund sites, it was created to clean up heavy-metal pollution...

Gold King Mine Spill

Added by yongli on 06/18/2021 - 17:06, last changed on 08/14/2022 - 21:02
Around 10:30 am on August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crew ruptured a plug of rock and soil at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton , releasing an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. This water ran into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River , and...
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