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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:11 PM

What is more newsworthy Trump or Arsenic turning a river orange

Of course it is the Donald but in case this somehow effects the country.


http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28614946/epa-taking-damage-claims-toxic-spill-animas-river?source=rss



The EPA on Monday expanded its response to the Animas River mining disaster, delivering bottled water in Colorado, New Mexico and Navajo Country and testing for contaminants as far as Lake Powell.

The acidic heavy metals that flooded into Cement Creek and the Animas in southwestern Colorado including arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium initially broke state water quality limits, based on data the Environmental Protection Agency has released.

Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a disaster. New Mexico is expected to declare a disaster. California officials have been calling the EPA about water supply implications. Residents along the Animas near Durango, pop. 17,000, swamped La Plata County with requests for well tests.
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No wonder this country is messed up. We--as a country make Politics Reality TV. We--as a country boil important issues down to catch phrases OR don't even bother having a real conversation to resolve problem.

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diabeticman Aug 2015 OP
questionseverything Aug 2015 #1
NobodyHere Aug 2015 #3
questionseverything Aug 2015 #6
PoliticAverse Aug 2015 #2
GreatGazoo Aug 2015 #4
PatrickforO Aug 2015 #5

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:14 PM

1. what i would like to know is

how in the heck did the epa "accidentally" release of these toxins?

and is anyone being held responsible?

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:16 PM

3. Supposedly there's an independent investigation going on.

 

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:19 PM

6. when something like this can happen by accident

we need better systems

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:15 PM

2. Is the EPA responsible for Trump's hair color too? n/t

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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:16 PM

4. Trump turned a river orange?!? Washing off his self-tanner perhaps ?

(sorry, couldn't resist)

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:17 PM

5. Sadly, it was EPA workers themselves that triggered this blowout.

We don't know how long the damage to the river will last or how permanent it will be.

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