Animas River Recreation, Community Health Update

This spring, as our community begins to return to the Animas River after months of frigid flows, San Juan Basin Health wants to celebrate this great living resource during National Public Health Week. We will be hosting a community meeting on April 7 at 7 p.m., in the Durango Public Library. It is important [...]

By |2018-04-20T12:11:54-07:00April 4th, 2016|Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Animas River Recreation, Community Health Update

Animas River Celebration to be held November 1

We are pleased to invite the community to a Celebration of the Animas River on Sunday, November 1st from Noon - 2:00 PM at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.  The event will provide information and an opportunity to ask questions of the community organizations working to support the river. Information provided will address the [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:06:16-07:00October 28th, 2015|Events, Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Animas River Celebration to be held November 1

EPA Announces Gold King Mine Water Treatment System for Winter 2015-16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 23, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that a portable, temporary treatment system will be located in Gladstone, CO to continue treating water discharged from the Gold King Mine during winter 2015-16. This system will replace temporary settling ponds constructed by the EPA in August [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:03:14-07:00September 28th, 2015|Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on EPA Announces Gold King Mine Water Treatment System for Winter 2015-16

Gold King Mine Incident Communications Update

San Juan Basin Health (SJBH) is continuing its efforts to respond to the Gold King Mine Incident. SJBH will continue to issue information about the ongoing public and environmental health impacts of this incident with support from our partners, including Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and additional local, state, and federal partners [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:02:42-07:00September 23rd, 2015|Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Gold King Mine Incident Communications Update

Trout from the Animas River safe to eat, tests show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 2, 2015 DENVER— Fish tissue sampling by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has determined trout from the Animas River are safe to eat. Most fish tissue analyzed after the Gold King mine release showed metals below detectable levels. All results were below the risk threshold. Levels of [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:01:36-07:00September 2nd, 2015|Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Trout from the Animas River safe to eat, tests show