EPA: Agency’s act first, inform later policy does not engender the public’s trust

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EPA: Agency’s act first, inform later policy does not engender the public’s trust

JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

Water flowing down the mountainside out of the Red and Bonita Mine 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.

EPA: Agency’s act first, inform later policy does not engender the public’s trust

JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

Water flowing down the mountainside out of the Red and Bonita Mine 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.
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