From the Associated Press via The Fort Collins Coloradoan:
Time is up for people to comment on a proposed Superfund cleanup for leaking mines in southwestern Colorado, and not many have spoken up.
A few hours before the Monday deadline, 34 people had submitted comments
to the Environmental Protection Agency on the planned Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site.
The site would include the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, which released 3 million gallons of acidic waste into Colorado, New Mexico and Utah rivers last August.
A finally tally on comments is expected later Tuesday.
The low number of comments came as a surprise after years of controversy over a Superfund site. Some worried it would hurt the region’s tourist economy or give the federal government too much power over local affairs.