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1 year 11 months ago

Keep your neighborhood unplugged

The Colorado Springs Stormwater Division is asking residents to keep the storm drains clear. This is the time of year when people prune trees and clean up their yards. But if left near a storm drain, that refuse can find its way into the drainage system and even into Fountain...

1 year 11 months ago

Recycle event scheduled for May 12

Residents of Pueblo County can get rid of unwanted hard-to-recycle items on Saturday May 12. The event happens at the Colorado State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue. Items will only be accepted from homes--no business waste will...

3 years 7 months ago

Utah company to seek permit to ship soil to Colo.

The Utah-based company EnergySolutions says it will apply for a special-use permit from Conejos County in Colorado to ship contaminated soil there and operate a waste transfer station south of Antonito. The decision came after six weeks of negotiations to address disputes over rail shipments of dirt contaminated with...

3 years 8 months ago

PooPower: From the toilet to the tank

Flint, Michigan has taken another step in becoming a zero-waste city. The city unveiled its first biogas vehicle at Kettering University on Thursday. It's intended to educate, enlighten, and employ. Green technology now powers the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 heavy duty pickup truck. More specifically and scientifically, without...

3 years 8 months ago

Cotter uranium mill on track to close

A uranium mill that has operated in Canon City for decades is now on track to permanently close. The Cotter Corporation now says it plans to shut down containment ponds that store millions of tons of toxic waste. Without containment ponds, the mill can't operate. The Cotter Uranium Mill sits...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor Ritter signs radioactive waste bill

Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill in Canon City Tuesday afternoon to tighten regulations on radioactive waste in Colorado. It requires uranium mills to clean up radioactive waste before accepting more radioactive material. Uranium mills are now allowed to postpone cleanup until they finish production and decommission their facilities....

3 years 11 months ago

Hazardous waste to be collected Saturday

Pueblo's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for hard-to-recycle items is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Grounds. Participants should enter through Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue. This event is only open to residents of the City and County of Pueblo....

3 years 11 months ago

$2.5 billion recovered for Medicare trust fund

The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in over-payments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry. In a report, the Justice Department and the Health and Human Services Department say their cooperative efforts are...

3 years 11 months ago

Hazardous waste disposal day planned

Pueblo's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for hard-to-recycle items is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Grounds. Participants should enter through Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue. This event is only open to residents of the City and County of Pueblo....

3 years 11 months ago

Bessemer Neighborhood clean-up Saturday

It's that time of year for spring cleaning and Saturday May 1st there's a big clean-up scheduled in one of Pueblo's oldest neighborhoods. It's the 7th annual Bessemer Neighborhood clean-up. Residents can drop off old appliances, tires, yard waste and other trash to the corner of Abriendo Ave. and Canal...

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