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Old 08-06-2015, 01:32 PM
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Animas River fouled by 1 million gallons in contaminated mine water - The Denver Post
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The Animas river is such a gorgeous piece of water, that just makes me sick to see that orange sludge flowing down stream like that. This will be very interesting to follow what the fall out is in this accident.
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Dang that really that really makes me sad hearing about this happening on one of my home rivers....
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Ah, good...the EPA did it, an environmental catastrophe. Just like when the Forest Service burned down Los Alamos several years ago. Your tax dollars at work!
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Dubbn thanks for the news flash. We’re headed that way in a few weeks………
Then again, maybe not.

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Ah, good...the EPA did it, an environmental catastrophe. Just like when the Forest Service burned down Los Alamos several years ago. Your tax dollars at work!
Other than reading I'm not framilier with the area. Is the above correct?
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I just read over on San Juan River Forum that the dam will up the release to 1300 CFS in the morning.

Current release is 650 cfs, we are going up to 1300 cfs over the course of four hours, starting at 7am. The reason for this change is to aid in dilution of the toxic mine waste that has been released into the Animas. This release will remain high over the weekend and will be ramped back down Monday.
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I read in the article where they were placing caged fish in the river to see how they were affected, wouldnt it be better to put EPA officials in the cage???
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Yes, unfortunately. A "controlled burn". They figured they'd be done before the high winds forecast for that afternoon came up. They didn't make it.
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"We're from the government, we're here to help."

They think that high flows will wash that nastiness away? I lived in the Colorado Rockies until the end of 2013. You can drive around and see mine tailing trash -that same orange- everywhere. 100 years of rain/hail/snow hasn't washed it away. This will cost lots of recreation dollars and do serious damage to the wildlife in and around that river.
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