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  • Tales of Colorado's high-elevation tailings

    In Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town, Gillian Klucas describes the history and the current environmental and economic struggles of the old mining town of Leadville, Colo.

  • Mining waste dumped in streams — and now lakes

    The Bush administration has reclassified mining waste as "fill," and now a gold mine plans to dump its waste directly into an Alaskan lake

  • Factory wants to squeeze cheese underground

    The Hilmar Cheese Company near Modesto, Calif., wants to dig a deep well to dispose of its salty, milky wastewater

  • Colorado River kisses a toxic mess good-bye

    The Department of Energy finally agrees to move the Atlas uranium mine tailings pile away from Moab, Utah, and the flood risk of the Colorado River.

  • A chemical cocktail pollutes Western water

    A recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds traces of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products in Colorado’s streams and groundwater

  • Requiem for Yucca Mountain

    The writer says without a miracle, it’s all over: Yucca Mountain in Nevada will never become a waste dump for nuclear waste from power plants and Cold War bomb production

  • 'Safe dose' of rocket fuel now larger

    Following a controversial study, the Environmental Protection Agency decides to raise the drinking water standards for perchlorate to a dosage environmentalists say is dangerously high

  • A leak-proof fuel tank? No such thing

    Diesel fuel – leaking from a massive railroad refueling depot –slips into a major drinking water aquifer on the Idaho-Washington border.

  • Libby tested environmentalists, who came up short

    The writer says environmentalists cared so much about wildlife and public lands that they missed a deadly mess in Libby, Montana

  • Oceans need a sea change

    New reports from the United States Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission agree that America’s oceans are over-fished, polluted, and in desperate need of new management policies

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