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Sludge spill into the Colorado river

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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 09:51 AM
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Oy vay, what a mess and who knows what the long term effects will be.



www.chicagotribune.com...


Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.

The rate of discharge Saturday was down from about 740 gallons per minute on Friday. But three days after the massive spill, the agency said it still didn't know what the possible environmental and health impacts are.

A plume of orange muck from a large mine waste spill in Colorado has drifted about 55 miles downriver and is closing in on New Mexico, prompting communities to take precautions until the sludge passes.
The agency said it hoped to have a thorough lab analysis of the contaminants — which include lead and arsenic — as soon as Saturday evening or Sunday morning.


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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: Hidinout

Looks like a custard river....mmmmmm custard...

Anyway, it said the EPA went in to clean this up, did they actually cause this?



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: EA006
a reply to: Hidinout

Looks like a custard river....mmmmmm custard...

Anyway, it said the EPA went in to clean this up, did they actually cause this?


The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for a massive wastewater spill that contaminated a Colorado river Wednesday, and warned locals to avoid the polluted waters.

According to a statement by the agency, an EPA cleanup team accidentally caused the spill while excavating the entrance to the Gold King Mine, an abandoned mine near Silverton in southwestern Colorado that had been leaking pollution.

www.pbs.org...



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Hidinout

Ah the irony....



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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