Is it even possible for any government agency to not make a total mess of things…?!
Once again the complete incompetence of the EPA has reared its ugly head. This time at an abandoned gold mine in Colorado.
Fox News: “An 80-mile length of mustard-colored water -- laden with arsenic, lead, copper, aluminum and cadmium -- is working its way south toward New Mexico and Utah, following Wednesday's accidental release from the Gold King Mine, near Durango, when an EPA cleanup crew destabilized a dam of loose rock lodged in the mine. The crew was supposed to pump out and decontaminate the sludge, but instead released it into tiny Cement Creek. From there, it flowed into the Animas River and made its way into larger tributaries, including the San Juan and Colorado rivers.”
"They are not going to get away with this," said Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, which intends to sue the EPA.
“Begaye said the plume of sludge has made its way into the San Juan River and is winding through the Navajo Nation," the nation's largest Indian reservation. It is expected to reach the heavily used Lake Powell by Wednesday.
David Ostrander, an EPA spokesman, said last week the agency is taking responsibility for the incident.”
How nice of them to take responsibility…!! The history of their blundering is extensive as the following links show.
The list goes on and on of their failings.
The EPA, like so many other Federal Agencies, needs to be shut down.