A federal cleanup crew accidentally released mine waste into the water in Colorado. An estimated 1 million gallons of waste water spilled out of an abandoned mine area in the southern part of the state last week, turning the Animas River orange and prompting the EPA to tell locals to avoid it.
It’s horrifying that more precautions weren’t taken to avoid some type of spill like this.
I think that river is going to be ruined for decades. You can’t even tell that the river is a river anymore. It looks like pea soup running through the river. It will take years to try and clean up the mess that they have allowed to happen there.
Someone needs to investigate what happened there.
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