Gold King Mine spill a wealth of information for Fort Lewis students

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Gold King Mine spill a wealth of information for Fort Lewis students

Mining accident inspires college research projects

Gold King Mine spill a wealth of information for Fort Lewis students

Fort Lewis College senior Evitas Martin analyses samples of water taken from the Animas River during the Gold King Mine spill as part of a class to study long-term impacts of heavy metals on water quality. Fellow student Madeline Memovich, right, and Assistant Professor of analytical chemistry Callie Cole, left, observe.
Fort Lewis College senior Madeline Memovich prepares to test water samples taken from the Animas River shortly after the Aug. 5, 2015, Gold King Mine spill.
Callie Cole, assistant professor of analytical chemistry at Fort Lewis College, inspects samples of water taken from the Animas River shortly after the Aug. 5, 2015, Gold King Mine spill.
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