Wednesday Newscast, 9/16/15, 7:43 AM

Sep 16, 2015

Newscast for Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:43 AM:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency plans to build a wastewater treatment plant for an inactive Colorado gold mine after the agency inadvertently triggered a 3-million-gallon spill of polluted water there last month. The EPA released documents Tuesday outlining plans to quickly build the plant below the Gold King Mine near Silverton. An EPA-led crew triggered the spill on Aug. 5, tainting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The Senate Environment Committee plans to hold a hearing on the incident today, one of several planned by Congress.
     
  • Colorado’s ban on collecting rainwater is likely to be debated at the statehouse next year.