EPA to plug polluted mine in Silverton

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EPA to plug polluted mine in Silverton

Red and Bonita construction planned for summer 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to plug the Red and Bonita mine, shown here in 2012, with a large bulkhead that would block the water in 2015. The Red and Bonita mine and three other nearby mines are responsible for about 800 gallons of toxic waste every minute flowing into the Animas River watershed, said Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. The EPA has done some clean up of this mine since this photograph was taken.

EPA to plug polluted mine in Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to plug the Red and Bonita mine, shown here in 2012, with a large bulkhead that would block the water in 2015. The Red and Bonita mine and three other nearby mines are responsible for about 800 gallons of toxic waste every minute flowing into the Animas River watershed, said Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. The EPA has done some clean up of this mine since this photograph was taken.
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