Latest topics
» Bill Gates Funding Web of Satellites For Global Real-Time Surveillance
Today at 11:58 am by MartyM

» Unexplained holes in Arctic sea ice appear in new NASA aerial photography
Today at 10:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» Kill Your Excuses or They Will Kill You
Today at 10:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Prison You Live In And How You Hold The Key to Escape It
Today at 10:38 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» Corporations That Want You Dead - Jim Marrs
Today at 10:36 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» 11 MILLION DOCS RELEASED!! GEORGE SOROS CAUGHT UP IN THE LARGEST DATA LEAKS IN HISTORY
Today at 10:07 am by PurpleSkyz

» NXIVM sex cult actress Allison Mack arrested; naming names
Today at 10:06 am by PurpleSkyz

» Out Of Mind Viewer Poll ~ "What Will Jerzy/ZAP Beg For This Week?" ~ Guests welcome to vote
Today at 9:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Veils of Amnesia/Illusion being lifted: The stages of initiations and soul growth
Today at 9:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» Humming in the Sky over Ajman ,United Arab Emirates
Today at 9:09 am by PurpleSkyz

» Simpsons Predicted PRINCE...Shakespeare 400-year Anniversary
Today at 9:08 am by PurpleSkyz

» Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf's Letter to Francis Lloyd and USM Sanchez, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
Today at 9:05 am by PurpleSkyz

» Q: THE WORLD IS WATCHING: The Satanic Death Cult is Losing -- Harley Schlanger
Today at 8:43 am by PurpleSkyz

» Jeff Rense & Charlie Robinson - The Octopus of Global Control Pt.1
Today at 8:42 am by PurpleSkyz

» OOPS - US Govt Accidentally Releases File Detailing Electromagnetic Weapon for ‘Remote Mind Control’
Today at 8:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» Earth Day 2018
Today at 8:35 am by PurpleSkyz

» Ruminations are over and the multitudes rejoice
Today at 8:32 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ White UFO Disk Hovering Over Construction Site In Virginia plus MORE
Today at 8:29 am by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Dots are Connecting Around Dark Star Theory plus MORE
Today at 8:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» Edgar Cayce ~ Healing Power & Spiritual Influences of Gems & Crystals ! Fantastic !!
Today at 8:26 am by PurpleSkyz

» Two Matching Alien Symbols of Yin Yang...On Saturn Moon Iapetus
Today at 8:04 am by PurpleSkyz

» POOFness for APR 19: TOUGH WEEK TO BE A BEGGING LYING PANHANDLER YAY!!!!
Yesterday at 11:11 pm by RamblerNash

» We Do Not Consent | Powerful Message to Humanity
Yesterday at 10:07 pm by PurpleSkyz

» ARE YOU READY TO SEE WONDERLAND Parts 1-5
Yesterday at 9:52 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Hey Purps...We should have a "What Will Jerzy/ZAP Beg For This Week" Poll!
Yesterday at 9:21 pm by RamblerNash

» Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 21 and 22
Yesterday at 7:48 pm by PurpleSkyz

» JUST WONDERING....
Yesterday at 7:17 pm by 4-truth

» #CANARY Q: NXIVM SONGBIRD Al_son Mack, A Sch_ff, Ob_ma, "Wendy" Wass_rman Sch_ltz
Yesterday at 7:05 pm by PurpleSkyz

» MORE CRAZY WILDLIFE BEHAVIOR! What the heck?
Yesterday at 6:06 pm by PurpleSkyz

CURRENT MOON

You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » THE INSANITY OF REALITY » POISON PLANET » Animas River May Remain Toxic for Decades

Animas River May Remain Toxic for Decades

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Animas River May Remain Toxic for Decades on Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:20 am

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin
Animas River May Remain Toxic for Decades

Posted on August 15, 2015 by Joshua Krause

Ever since the EPA accidentally dumped 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into the Animas River, Colorado authorities have been keen on reopening the river for public use as soon as possible. The river is a significant source of tourist income in the region, and they don’t want the toxic spill to put a damper on their summer.
Governor John Hickenlooper is one of those authorities, and he’s determined to prove that everything is back to normal. So on Tuesday, after being given the challenge by the Durango Herald, he decided to take a big gulp of river water for the cameras. After 24 hours, he reported that he was still in perfect health.
However, that hardly proves that the river is safe, at least in the long-term. Granted, the EPA has tested the water and found that its toxicity has returned to pre-spill levels, but all of this is based on only a few days of water testing, which hardly enough time to draw a proper conclusion. Even the EPA admitted that during a recent public meeting between themselves and the Governor.
Speaking in Durango, Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said a preliminary analysis of water samples taken Friday from Cement Creek – after a plume of mustard-yellow mining wastewater crawled down the river – shows that the water has largely returned to pre-event levels. Concentrations of heavy metals and pH had returned to within normal ranges, confirmed Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
But an official with the EPA asked Hickenlooper to stop making comments about the returning health of the river.
“It doesn’t show where we are at right now,” Shaun McGrath, Region 8 administrator for the EPA, told Hickenlooper, as officials huddled on the grass at Rotary Park. “You have to have a couple of days of data to show that you’re actually back to baseline conditions, and we’re not there yet.”
“That’s nonsense,” Hickenlooper responded, pointing out that businesses that rely on the river to drive operations are closed.
Just one day later, the EPA went so far as to call the water safe for consumption in Durango and La Plata County. Make of that of what you will. It’s probably true that this stretch of the river is now relatively safe, but that’s only temporary. In all likelihood, the toxicity of the whole Animas River will haunt the region for decades.
Ellen Wohl, a geoscience professor at Colorado State University told Business Insider she thinks the governor’s push to reopen the river doesn’t necessarily reflect the river’s health, but rather, pressure to get boating and other recreational activities going again on the river.
Even if the pH and heavy metal levels have returned to normal for now, she said, it doesn’t mean they won’t be a problem in the next few decades. The metals will stick around for a while, clinging to the silt and clay at the bottom of the river.
“There’s the potential every time we have a flood for quite a while now that this material could be eroded, and you could have spikes of heavy metal [levels],” Wohl said.
How much do you want to bet that this will all blow over after a few weeks, and for the next 10 or 20 years the authorities will ignore these “heavy metal spikes.” The state authorities won’t want to alarm residents and tourists, while the EPA will be too busy enjoying their SuperFund money to care. Honestly, you shouldn’t expect anything less when politics, bureaucracy, and money collide with the environment.
Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personalTwitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.




Thanks to: http://www.dcclothesline.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum