Company proposes cleanup mill near Parachute

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) An energy company is applying for permission to set up a mill to clean up soils carrying contamination from oil and gas activities.

The Metcalf Soil Treatment Facility would be located just west of the Battlement Mesa mobile home park and would operate only when there is contaminated soil to be cleaned up from the activities of the Caerus Oil and Gas LLC.

According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Caerus recently purchased the Piceance Basin assets of the Petroleum Development Corp.