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Normal Toxin Levels at Two Parks in Colorado Smelter Superfund Area in Pueblo

Toxin levels at two south Pueblo parks within the Colorado Smelter Superfund area are normal, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Lead and arsenic were left behind when a south Pueblo smelter ceased operations in 1908. EPA toxicologist Charles Partridge … Continue reading

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19 Pueblo Homes Test Positive For Lead Contamination

A number of homes near Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund site have tested positive for lead contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The EPA tested outdoor soil and indoor dust at 102 homes. Nineteen had high lead levels. Steve Wharton, … Continue reading

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EPA Samples Soil At Pueblo Superfund Site

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency began sampling soil at the first 100 properties in the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo. The tests measure lead and arsenic levels. The toxins were deposited by a smelter that ceased operations in 1908. EPA … Continue reading

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Results of blood work and soil testing done in the area of the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo were released this week. Toxins were found.

Results of blood work and soil testing done in the area of the former Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo were released this week. Toxins were found. One hundred and thirty-five people considered most at risk for exposure to lead … Continue reading

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When The Superfund Site In Your Backyard Isn’t Your First Priority

When the Environmental Protection Agency puts a neighborhood on its Superfund list, you’d think everyone who lives there would be at all the public meetings. But, Michael Wenstrom of the EPA’s environmental justice program says it’s more complicated than usual … Continue reading

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EPA Enters Testing Phase for Colorado Smelter Superfund in Pueblo

As reported for KRCC News: (Listen to the story) The Environmental Protection Agency and public health officials held open meetings Tuesday to talk with residents in the south Pueblo neighborhoods listed as a Superfund site in December. The EPA eventually … Continue reading

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