© 2015 Eiler Heights Neighborhood Association




This page is to provide information related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s successful attempt to declare our neighborhood a Superfund Site.  Updates and information to keep our residents informed are posted here.

Read articles and editorials published in the Pueblo Chieftain.

‘We’ve proved there is a risk’,

September 22, 2015

EPA & Chicken Little,

September 17, 2015

Eilers blood test results finally in,

September 11, 2015

Tests raise toxic issues,

September 9, 2015

Coming together,

August 23, 2015

Only the brave will make Chicken Run,

August 16, 2015

Only the brave will make Chicken Run,

August 16, 2015

Feds bringing test results on Eilers families,

August 13, 2015

Eilers residents get schooled,

June 14, 2015

EPA testing itself with Superfund yard sampling,

June 14, 2015

Fun fair to focus on Superfund, lead,

June 11, 2015

One for the books,

June 7, 2015

Much more citizen support needed,

June 7, 2015

Eilers residents drop tax protest,

June 2, 2015

Homeowners want tax cut,

June 1, 2015

Tests at the speed of government,

May 19, 2015

Superfund does not hurt values,

May 16, 2015

Yard testing underway,

May 15, 2015

Residents want property tax cut,

May 14, 2015

Time for partnership,

April 30, 2015

Eilers residents want council partnership,

April 29, 2015

Lenders deny Eilers’ policy,

April 16, 2015

Setting the record straight,

April 5, 2015

550 owners OK EPA tests,

March 11, 2015

Demand the details from EPA,

March 15, 2015

City, EPA agree on testing,

March 11, 2015

EPA’s slow standard,

February 10, 2015

Denver cleanup lasted years,

February 9, 2015

EPA soil test requests expand,

February 4, 2015

Superfund meeting Tuesday,

February 1, 2015

Eilers named to Superfund list,

December 12, 2014

Get the facts before the tests,

November 30, 2014

EPA asking to test yards, homes,

November 13, 2014

Give Eilers the facts,

June 29, 2014

Health officials still focused on possible lead poisoning,

June 1, 2014

Eilers proposed for Superfund,

May 9, 2014

Superfund label to hurt home sales,

May 7, 2014

Feds to Attend Eilers Meeting,

May 5, 2014

Pols back Superfund listing,

March 22, 2014

Governor asks to add Eilers to Superfund,

January 14, 2014

Council picks leaders,

January 14, 2014

Eilers neighborhood,

January 14, 2014

Local leadership, science lacking,

January 12, 2014

Eilers united,

January 10, 2014

FHA: Contamination = no mortgages,

January 9, 2014

What happens now?,

January 9, 2014

Eilers residents want united front,

January 8, 2014

Superfund money,

January 8, 2014

Lead contamination source may not be smelter,

January 5, 2014

Superfund would hamper residents,

January 5, 2014

City and county request Superfund listing,

January 3, 2014

Make it quick,

January 3, 2014

Like a lead balloon

(Top stories of 2013), January 1, 2014

Residents want EPA to work quickly, January 3, 2014

ATSDR Exposure Investigation Report (“Health Consultation”), September 11, 2015

Fact Sheet, September 11, 2015

EPA/CDPHE Activity Timeline

FHA Mortgage Insurance Guide, June 1, 2014

Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine ToxFAQsTM - Lead, April 7, 2014

Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine ToxFAQsTM - Arsenic, April 7, 2014

Letter from Governor Hickenlooper to the Environmental Protection Agency, January 21, 2014

Letter from Eiler Heights Neighborhood Association to Governor Hickenlooper, January 9, 2014

Letter from Pueblo City Council to Governor Hickenlooper, December 31, 2013

Twelve reasons why we should question the Superfund for our neighborhood, December 10, 2013

Colorado Smelter Analytical Results Report, June 22, 2011 [20MB]

Uniform Federal Policy Quality Assurance Project Plan For Remedial Investigation at Colorado Smelter

November 11, 2015

Demonstration of Methods Applicability at Colorado Smelter Data Summary Report

October 2015

Recommended Practices for Safe Gardening

Recommended Practices for Safe Consumption of Homegrown Vegetables

 September 8, 2015

Community Involvement Plan

School Outreach Fact Sheet

School Outreach Fun Sheet

 April 21, 2015

EPA Address Map

General Timeline

How the Superfund Process Works - Draft

Remedial Process

Sampling Process

January 13, 2015

Soil and Indoor Dust Sampling and Consent for Access

Consent for Access Letter

Consent for Access Form

October 24, 2014

Colorado Smelter - Property Values and Institutional Controls, April 7, 2014

CAGS 101 PowerPoint Slides

Colorado Smelter Fact Sheet - Health Information

Colorado Smelter Fact Sheet - Property Values and Institutional Controls

Colorado Smelter Fact Sheet - Sampling and Cleanup

Colorado Smelter Fact Sheet - Ways to protect your health

Colorado Smelter Hoja Informativa - Informacion sobre la salud

Colorado Smelter Hoja Informativa - Maneras de proteger su salud

Colorado Smelter Hoja Informativa - Toma de muestras y limpieza

Colorado Smelter Hoja Informativa - Valores de las propiedades y controles institucionales

Fact Sheet: Policy Towards Owners of Residential Property at Superfund Sites

Gardening and Reducing Exposure to Lead-Contaminated Soils

Growing Gardens in Urban Soils

Lead-Safe - Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right

Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Next Steps

Superfund Job Training Initiative

Technical Assistance and EPA

Technical Assistance Grant Fact Sheet

Please note that all documents are in .pdf format. To rotate a .pdf document, click [Ctrl] [Shift] [+] or [Ctrl] [Shift] [-].

Visit the


page for updates on the progress on the testing and clean up of the Eilers and Bessemer neighborhoods.

You may also visit the EPA’s webpage designated for the Colorado Smelter at http://www2.epa.gov/region8/Colorado-smelter

Read a letter written to the Editor of the Pueblo Chieftain by Merril Coomes, PhD.  This letter was not published regarding disputing property values within a Superfund Site.  Download the letter.


Colorado Smelter Site is officially added to the

National Priorities List

 On December 11, 2014, the Colorado Smelter was added to the National Priorities List officially making the Elers and Bessemer neighborhoods part of a Superfund Site.  Learn more at National Priorities List website, or download the Final Rule.

Colorado Smelter Final Rule

The EPA has released the Consent for Access Letter and Form.  These documents have been mailed to residents and property owners in the Eilers AND Bessemer neighborhoods who live within a ½ mile proximity of the Colorado Smelter slag pile.  Download a copy of these documents below.

Soil and Indoor Dust Sampling and Consent for Access

Consent for Access Letter

Consent for Access Form

EPA Map v2.pdf

Click the map below for a .pdf copy of the latest map released by the EPA outlining the Superfund Site “Area of Interest” boundaries.