Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Environmental Pollution Agency

Investigating the Gold King Mine (Active 1890-1920) the EPA...

well the NY Times said it best "As workers used a backhoe to hack at loose material, a surprise deluge of orange water ripped through, spilling into Cement Creek and flowing into the Animas."

Initially reported as 1 million gallons, since upped to 3 million gallons the spill has elevated levels of arsenic, zinc, copper, cadmium, iron, lead, manganese and aluminum in the river.  Levels of lead in the Animas are 3500 times higher than they were before the spill, 100 times over the permissible level. Fifteen miles away the water content for six different metals are all above permissible levels.

Photo:EPA; Gold King Mine Entrance

More pictures Here  


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