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EPA’s Superfund Experiment Kicks Off at Gold King Mine

May 23, 2019, 4:41 PM

The EPA is taking its first step toward overhauling the cleanup process for 1,300 Superfund sites with a new short-term plan for Colorado’s Gold King Mine.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to apply an iterative cleanup approach to contaminated sites across the country, starting with a pilot Superfund site, the Bonita Peak Mining District. The Silverton, Colo., district is home to nearly 50 historic mines or mining-related sources of contamination, including Gold King Mine.

The interim cleanup decision for the mining district, released May 23, will provide short-term environmental and public health protections, ...

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