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EPA Chief Attempts Damage Control After Spill of Toxic Waste Into Colorado River


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, EPA, water pollution, politics, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, habitat )

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- 1434 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured the sludge-coated banks of ColoradoâEUR(TM)s Animas River on Wednesday as the Obama administration sought to limit the environmental and political damage from last weekâEUR(TM)s 3-million gallon toxic waste



   

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday August 13, 2015, 6:06 am
The sooner the EPA chief gets his act together on this, the better.
 

Nicole W (646)
Thursday August 13, 2015, 7:25 am
ty Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 13, 2015, 10:05 am
Who's cleaning that mess up??
 

Judy C (91)
Thursday August 13, 2015, 5:46 pm
Gina McCarthy: “The good news is, the river seems to be restoring itself,” she said. Apparently this is her idea of a cleanup.
 

Winn Adams (179)
Friday August 14, 2015, 7:30 am
:-( This is just horrible.
 

S J (124)
Friday August 14, 2015, 5:43 pm
how about life of all living thing in the river? so sad
 

Lona G (66)
Friday August 14, 2015, 8:41 pm
Attempts at what? “EPA plans to continue to monitor, analyze and share data for downstream river segments as it becomes available,” that certainly doesn't constitute a clean up in my books. Letting the water spread the toxins over an increasing area is not damage control nor an indication that the toxins left behind are going to be taken actively out of the environment and that the EPA isn't going to wait until water, as scarce as it is, has diluted the toxins to "normal" levels in the course of a number of years.
 

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:44 am
Hopefully this is not just another "play for the gallery" as we say here in Norway.
 

Roslyn McBride (26)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 3:41 am
From what I've read the EPA aren't doing anywhere near enough.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 11:59 am
Hope it turns out well, the river does seem to be restoring itself, but what about wildlife there?
 

Lawrence D (3)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 12:40 pm
Make them accountable for clean up and also heavy financial penalties.
 

Leanne B (46)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:21 pm
All involved need to loose their job's! Sometimes your mistakes are just too big!
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:21 pm
Talk is cheap! Actions should show us if it is true. Thank you.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:44 pm
I agree with Lawrence. Make them accountable both with the clean up and financial penalties. Thanks Cal
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:56 pm
Thanks
 

Athena F (131)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 2:16 pm
noted, tweeted, thanks
 

James N (31)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 2:28 pm
What, you mean the government doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground? How shocking! Because they did such a great job during Katrina.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 7:21 pm
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 10:53 pm
EPA, Fish and game and Secretary of Interiors have been major disappointments for many years. Need to get people in these departments that will look out for wildlife and the environment
 

Barbara P (1069)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 11:54 pm
Noted....
 

Maggie D (69)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 12:00 am
Did you guys read the article? This spill was brought to us courtesy of the biggest company in America, the government. The EPA CAUSED the spill. If it had been caused by a private company they could be sued and reparations made. But, because it's the government we get to pay for it with all the speed of government agencies. I invite Ms. McCarthy to stop grandstanding and trying to cover her and Obama's ass. As long as you're in my state doing damage control, drink the water, look the members of the Ute tribe in the face and pretend that you're capable of caring beyond your platitudes.
 

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 1:11 am
boted and signed
 

Sylvie A (190)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 6:58 am
Noted & shared. Thanks.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Monday August 17, 2015, 2:20 am
TY Cal.
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday September 16, 2015, 12:47 pm
:(
 
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