Gold King owner: Future uncertain

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Gold King owner: Future uncertain

Land-use agreement between Todd Hennis and EPA expires in March
The upper levels of the Gold King Mine are seen behind the mine’s owner, Todd Hennis. Gold King #7 level is behind and below the slope. Hennis and the Environmental Protection Agency are at odds over their land-use agreement. “They’ve been so thoroughly arrogant, incompetent, and frankly criminal in their outlook, that it’s kind of like dealing with the mafia,” Hennis told The Durango Herald in November.
The Red and Bonita Mine, shown in 2013, contains high levels of manganese, zinc, copper, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and iron that will make its way into Cement Creek. Since about 2004, metal concentrations in Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River, have “easily doubled,” says Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency began remediation on this mine and the Gold King.

Gold King owner: Future uncertain

The upper levels of the Gold King Mine are seen behind the mine’s owner, Todd Hennis. Gold King #7 level is behind and below the slope. Hennis and the Environmental Protection Agency are at odds over their land-use agreement. “They’ve been so thoroughly arrogant, incompetent, and frankly criminal in their outlook, that it’s kind of like dealing with the mafia,” Hennis told The Durango Herald in November.
The Red and Bonita Mine, shown in 2013, contains high levels of manganese, zinc, copper, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and iron that will make its way into Cement Creek. Since about 2004, metal concentrations in Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River, have “easily doubled,” says Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency began remediation on this mine and the Gold King.
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