Jun 5, 2012 4:04 PM by David Ortiviz
The Environmental Protection Agency will hold two public meetings in Pueblo to educate homeowners about a former smelter site that could affect their health. The EPA says the former Colorado Smelter is located between I-25 and S. Santa Fe Ave. A recent study found there were elevated levels of lead and arsenic in the ground at nearby residential properties. About 45 residential properties were sampled--of those 15 were found to have elevated levels of lead or arsenic.
The EPA will hold two public meeting next week to talk with residents about plans for a comprehensive clean-up. The meetings will be held at NeighborWorks of Pueblo, 1241 E. Routt Ave. on June 11 at 1 p.m. and June 12 at 6 p.m.