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#11035998 - 08/11/15 05:32 PM Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill
winchester44 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 863
Loc: Fort Worth
Wow......had fished here in Durango. Mercury, Lead and Arsenic Just tragic.......

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/10/us/animas-river-toxic-spill-colorado/index.html


Edited by winchester44 (08/11/15 05:34 PM)

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#11036046 - 08/11/15 05:50 PM Re: Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill [Re: winchester44]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 2860
Loc: Sherman, TX


The pictures are nasty. This is a very bad deal...
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#11036494 - 08/11/15 09:09 PM Re: Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill [Re: winchester44]
robert hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3353
Wow not good at all!!!! Glad I grow an cann my own veggies. Hope the residents are ok I would assume this would be death for fish? Well if all is safe at least it will be catch and release only big fish to be caught might have two heads lol.
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#11036636 - 08/11/15 10:22 PM Re: Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill [Re: winchester44]
robert hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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Any word on what caused it woul be really sad if it was an error from an employee that was not properly trained. Dam to holding pond breaks or something I could see somewhat but other than that lot of serious problems for them as a group.
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#11037107 - 08/12/15 09:11 AM Re: Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill [Re: winchester44]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
[font:Arial][/font]News is reporting mayflies are surviving and that is a good start... No worries, head Of EPA is in Durango today, all will be well now...


Edited by kodys'papa (08/12/15 09:11 AM)
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#11037392 - 08/12/15 11:18 AM Re: Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill [Re: kodys'papa]
winchester44 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 863
Loc: Fort Worth
It was the EPA, they ruptured an abandoned gold mine while it was undergoing remediation. They are already blaming everyone but themselves, the original miners, the contract crew, etc. etc. If it was a private party you know they'd be bankrupt by the fines. Anyhow politics aside, they were trying to do the right thing, they just really screwed up. My understanding of heavy metals is they take generations to bio accumulate in foodchain where they start manifesting themselves in very ugly ways.

Here's an article giving a short history of the abandoned mines up there and the ongoing problem of cleaning them up

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/spill-sheds-light-on-legacy-of-abandoned-mines-out-west/

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#11037514 - 08/12/15 12:12 PM Re: Colarado/NewMexico Animas River toxic spill [Re: winchester44]
Bass_Bustin_Texan Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 23471
Loc: Longview
SO the EPA can fine us, who can fine the EPA?

The ruin so much they touch.
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