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ALERTS REGARDING THE SUPERFUND LISTING

OF THE

EILER HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD


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

COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP

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.

NEIGHBORHOOD  ALERT

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.