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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    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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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    Dang that really that really makes me sad hearing about this happening on one of my home rivers....

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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    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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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    Dubbn thanks for the news flash. We’re headed that way in a few weeks………
    Then again, maybe not.

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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by el jefe View Post
    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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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    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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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    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???
    there's a reason they call it fishing, not catching

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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Other than reading I'm not framilier with the area. Is the above correct?
    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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    Default Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

    "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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