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3 years 6 months ago

Tainted water found near Colorado mine

Water near a western Colorado mine has been found to be contaminated. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has ordered U.S. Energy Corp. to clean up contamination at the Mount Emmons mine near Crested Butte. State health inspectors found cadmium, aluminum, zinc...

3 years 9 months ago

Inspectors keep eye out for pesky mussels

Inspections have turned up no zebra and quagga mussels on Colorado boats this year. But state parks officials say there have been eight cases of the invasive critters found on boats coming from other states. More than 200,000 boats have been checked this year. Boats with standing water...

3 years 10 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...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Colorado swim beach closed by E. Coli

Chatfield State Park has temporarily closed its swim beach in suburban Denver after routine tests showed high levels of E. coli. Park staff closed the beach to swimming immediately after getting the test results Sunday morning. Park manager Keith Kahler says the beach could reopen as soon as Tuesday...

4 years 1 month ago

FDA stepping up oversight of nation's produce

It's the little things that often make food unsafe. And now, the government is looking to tighten the oversight of produce. Worker hygiene, undetected animal contact and runoff from animal manure are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illness -- something that's frustrated health authorities for...

4 years 6 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

4 years 10 months ago

Tylenol recalls child and infant medication

The makers of Tylenol announced a voluntary recall affecting some of the company's children's and infants' formulas. The products were made between April and June of 2008. Recalled are certain batches of Children's Tylenol and Tylenol Infant Drops. Retailer Sam's Club sent out recall letters to more than 300,000...

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