Tipton visits old, leaky mines

Tipton visits old, leaky mines

Congressman: Tour helps generate cleanup ideas
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Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, left, and Steve Fearn, a consultant with the Animas River Stakeholders Group, look over toxic drainage from the Red and Bonita Mine.
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The Red and Bonita Mine and three other nearby mines are responsible for about 800 gallons of toxic waste every minute, says Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group.
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This passive-treatment system drains 30 to 40 gallons per minute of iron, zinc and other minerals from the Elk Tunnel Mine, says Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group.
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