Obama EPA Dumps 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Sludge into River – Mine Is Still Releasing 500 Gallons Per Hour
The Obama Environmental Protection Agency mistakenly dumped 3 million gallons of toxic waste water from an abandoned mine into Colorado’s Animas River.
EPA – We're looking out for you! pic.twitter.com/SAzbf3uOfS
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 10, 2015
The mine is still leaking 500 gallons of toxic sludge into the river every hour!
** The EPA catastrophe has resulted in more water pollution than fracking does.
The Navajo Nation is considering a lawsuit against the Obama EPA.
The city of Durango, Colo., and La Plata County, Colo., declared a state of emergency Sunday after the Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility for breaching a debris dam near a Colorado mine, releasing water contaminated with heavy metals into a river that flows through the region.
La Plata County Manager Joe Kerby said the decision stemmed from the “serious nature of the incident.”
Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation is considering suing the EPA. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told the Farmington, N.M., Daily Times that he had directed Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch to assemble a legal team to file a lawsuit against the EPA.
“They are impacting the livelihood of our people,” he said.
Begaye said he was disappointed with the EPA’s lack of information and disclosure about the types of toxic metals that were discharged into the Animas and San Juan rivers.
Begaye was also expected to declare a state of emergency in response to spill. He confirmed late Saturday that the plume containing toxic metals released from a mine near Silverton, Colo., was traveling through the reservation.
Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates told the Daily Times that residents were concerned about drinking water safety, river access, water for livestock and crops, and the possibility of compensation for failed crops. With irrigation canals shut off, many farmers are concerned about their next step, Bates said.
Here’s a sad look at before and after shots:
— Luke Runyon (@LukeRunyon) August 6, 2015