Gold King Mine Spill

I’m not sure if any of you have heard about the huge spill that occurred back in August at the Gold King Mine in Colorado.  I’ve been following this pretty closely since it happened and the EPA hasn’t been forthcoming about details for clean up until this week. According to this article, they now plan to build a  water treatment plant near the base of the mine.  Initially there were small efforts to contain the 3 million gallon spill which included treatment ponds and diversion channels.  Despite these measure, the contaminated water full of lead, arsenic and other metals has still made it’s way down into Utah and New Mexico.

Here are some really great comparison photos that were published soon after the spill happened:



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