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Bennet, Gardner, Tipton urge EPA chief to visit Animas River disaster

Colorado’s senators and the congressman representing Durango area residents on Tuesday urged the Obama administration’s EPA chief to visit the scene of the Animas River disaster and commit to a full economic and environmental recovery.

A letter from Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to visit La Plata and San Juan counties and hold a public meeting to discuss last week’s Gold King Mine spill.

The EPA has acknowledged it caused the disaster while trying to address the problem of the mine, which for decades has been leaking acid heavy metals contaminants into Cement Creek.



“Local residents, recreationists, and business owners need to know that EPA will commit to a full cleanup of the accident and work to ensure the full environmental and economic recovery of the affected area,” the letter said.

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Bennet, Gardner, Tipton urge EPA chief to visit Animas River disaster

Colorado’s senators and the congressman representing Durango area residents on Tuesday urged the Obama administration’s EPA chief to visit the scene of the Animas River disaster and commit to a full economic and environmental recovery.

A letter from Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to visit La Plata and San Juan counties and hold a public meeting to discuss last week’s Gold King Mine spill.

The EPA has acknowledged it caused the disaster while trying to address the problem of the mine, which for decades has been leaking acid heavy metals contaminants into Cement Creek.





“Local residents, recreationists, and business owners need to know that EPA will commit to a full cleanup of the accident and work to ensure the full environmental and economic recovery of the affected area,” the letter said.

For more, visit http://www.denverpost.com.


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Support Local Journalism

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