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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
The next time you use a fountain soda machine, you may get more than you bargained for.
A study of soda taken from thirty fountain machines in Roanoke, Virginia found nearly half of all beverages had coliform bacteria, a group of bacteria indicative of fecal contamination.
Only 20%... more »
A Utah company is defending its decision to truck contaminated soil from Los Alamos National Laboratory into southern Colorado. Last week, EnergySolutions began shipping the soil by truck to Antonito, where it is loaded on to rail cars. The load is then shipped by rail to Walsenburg and then on... more »
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... more »