EPA Accidentally Spills Millions of Gallons of Waste Water

EPA Accidentally Spills Millions of Gallons of Waste Water

EPA-mine-spill2“DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine cleanup crew.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek.

“The project was intended to pump and treat the water and reduce metals pollution flowing out of the mine,” agency spokesman Rich Mylott said in a statement.

The creek runs into the Animas River, which then flows into the San Juan River in New Mexico and joins the Colorado River in Utah.”

On August 8, 2015 Ft. Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights along with Indigenous Environmental Network hosted our first annual 2015 Water Blessing and Healing Walk. We prayed for all the sacred waters of the Earth.

Company slows uranium mining in northern Arizona

By: Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, AZ – The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.   Energy Fuels Resources Inc. said uranium at its Arizona One Mine...

At the Altar of the Dollar

This song was written as a challenge to myself to do something about climate change. I hope it will inspire you to join us, the Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers. Help us pass national legislation that places a fee on the carbon in fossil fuels (a fee equal to the...

West Virginia’s streams are in trouble

More than 40 percent of West Virginia’s rivers are too polluted to pass simple water-quality safety thresholds. They are too polluted to be safely used for drinking water or recreation, or to support healthy aquatic life. This is due in large part to pollution from...

Wisconsin’s Mining Moratorium Under Attack

Al Gedicks and Dave Blouin Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the mining industry have begun a major lobbying effort to overturn Wisconsin’s landmark Mining Moratorium Law. The law, also known as Wisconsin’s “Prove it First” law, was developed to address the problem...

Coal Mine Expansion Would Decimate Colorado Roadless Area

Conservation groups are gearing up to protect a forested roadless area and lynx habitat threatened with destruction by recent federal agency approvals of a coal mine expansion 10 miles east of Paonia, Colorado. The coal lease expansion paves the way for corporate...

Uranium Mine by Pine Ridge Nearing Approval

State to rule Oct. 31 on request Thursday, October 18, 2012 The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. By Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor...

UN delegates tackle the true cost of gold

IPEN – Indigenous Environmental Network California Indian Environmental Alliance – International Indian Treaty Council For Immediate Release: 31 October 2011 Contacts: Manny Calonzo, IPEN co-chair +63 922 8286343 Yuyun Ismawati, Indonesia Toxics Free Network,...

Indigenous Anti-Nuclear Summit Declaration

Albuquerque, New Mexico September 5-8, 1996 We, the Indigenous Peoples gathered here for this summit, standing in defense and protection of our Mother Earth and all our relations, do hereby unanimously express our total opposition to the nuclear power and weapons...