EPA Dumps One Million Gallons of Wastewater Into Colorado River
The Environmental Protection Agency, the federal agency committed to protecting ‚Äúhuman health and the environment,‚ÄĚ jeopardized both Wednesday by accidentally releasing one million gallons of wastewater into Colorado‚Äôs Animas River.
EPA bureaucrats were using heavy machinery to nose around the Gold King Mine near Durango, Colorado, when they triggered the release of wastewater containing heavy metals like zinc, iron, and copper.
The Denver Post reported that residents of Durango ‚Äúgathered along the Animas River to watch as the blue waters turned a thick, radiant orange and yellow just after 8 p.m., nearly 34 hours after the spill started.‚ÄĚ...
I don't know if I can find the article or not, hmm, perhaps I found the article(s)
John F. Kennedy wrote: Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel Prizes - one for peace and one for science.
from, [URL=http://waterinthewest.stanford.edu/improved-water-management-0]]]Water Management and Allocation[/URL] Now, there was a fellow I never thought I would quote
The western third and sometimes a lot bigger chunk of the country can suffer from dry conditions. Yes, if I remember my ABC news correctly, a month or so ago, you got way too much water. Something like my state, no happy medium.
Gday Jim, I live victoria(state) and in the north east of this state we get plenty of rain, sometimes we even whinge it is too wet (my ignorance) really. Most of our country doesn't see rain for years on end, and you see third world peoples' dying for want of Water, then you see I don't know mistakes(for want of a better word) like this by our supposedly developed and super sophisticated society. Shame
Apparently it was containment at an abandoned mine, that failed. Hmm, "Close enough for government work," wasn't close enough or too close on how you want to look at it. Bottled water companies are going to be happy. The article I read, however, did say the spill was three times worse than previously reported. Towns down river, at going to be using alternate sources of water for awhile.
Water is not that easy to get at in this part of the U.S. Almost as hard to get at as The Outback, Dave.