Westword reports on environmental problems in Jamestown, a mountain town in Colorado. The story reveals that old mines are polluting the water of the town, and that the local Elysian Park was built on top of an old mill. A main focus of the article is the difficult communication between the local government and the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a funding program for hazardous waste sites. Not only did the project face bureaucracy at federal level, but it also had to deal with the negative local public opinion. Townspeople did not want to be burdened with the label of the special hazardous-waste program known as Superfund, the newspaper reports.
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