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3 years 9 months ago

Deal would speed cuts in western coal pollution

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Aging coal-fired power plants across the West could be forced to install costly pollution control equipment under a new agreement between federal regulators and environmentalists. Many utilities already have cut air emissions in recent years to meet health standards. Next up are even deeper cuts...

4 years 2 months ago

Panel upholds OK of mine plan near Crested Butte

DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials have rejected a conservation group's challenge of a company's plan to look for molybdenum at an old mining site near Crested Butte. High Country Citizens' Alliance executive director Dan Morse said his group is disappointed and reviewing its next steps. "We're very concerned about...

4 years 4 months ago

Zimbabwe government takes over mining

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's government says it is taking over a joint mining venture after allegations its private partners are dealers of blood diamonds. Goodwills Masirembwa, chairman of the state-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, said Saturday all 12 directors of a company called Core Mining have been banned from...

4 years 7 months ago

New Colorado rules for uranium mining

State officials have approved new rules intended to protect Colorado's groundwater during a type of uranium mining that extracts the mineral by injecting a solution underground. The requirements approved Thursday by the Mined Land Reclamation Board include detailed environmental protection plans for uranium mines and maintaining existing groundwater quality...

5 years 4 months ago

Hwy 67 will be closed part of Thursday

Highway 67, between Victor and Cripple Creek, will be closed part of this afternoon because of blasting operations by the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining Company. Drivers can expect a 10 to 20 minute traffic stop at approximately 2 p.m. County Road 81 is an alternate route between Cripple...

5 years 6 months ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

5 years 6 months ago

Rockslides at the mine scar

Last December the Pike View Quarry had a major rockslide that shut down operations at the enormous mine. Sunday evening, another rockslide created havoc on the mountain. "Apparently with all of the rain we've had, mother nature isn't done yet." says Mac Shafer with Transit Mix Aggregates. The heavy...

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