Mining moves: EPA decision to drop Obama-era rule risks continuing a toxic pollution legacy

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Mining moves: EPA decision to drop Obama-era rule risks continuing a toxic pollution legacy

JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

07-17-13- Silverton-:Water flowing down the mountainside out of the Red and Bonita Mine contains high levals of manganese, zinc, copper, lead, Cadmium, aluminum, and iron that will make its way into Cement Creek that inhibits aquatic life and vegitation. 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.

Mining moves: EPA decision to drop Obama-era rule risks continuing a toxic pollution legacy

JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

07-17-13- Silverton-:Water flowing down the mountainside out of the Red and Bonita Mine contains high levals of manganese, zinc, copper, lead, Cadmium, aluminum, and iron that will make its way into Cement Creek that inhibits aquatic life and vegitation. 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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