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Colorado town on verge of big changes amid Superfund cleanup

Author: Dan Elliott - September 8, 2016 - Updated: September 8, 2016

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A historic Colorado mountain town is on the threshold of a transformation after the federal government announced it will embark on an ambitious campaign to stanch the flow of acidic wastewater cascading from abandoned mines. The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday designated an area north of Silverton as a Superfund site, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar cleanup that could last years.

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Dan Elliott

Dan Elliott

Dan Elliott is a reporter for the Associated Press covering environment, military and veteran's issues in Colorado.