Report: EPA Colorado Mine Spill Didn’t Have To Happen
The government reviewed what happened and according to the article, here's what they found.
A 132-page report conducted by engineers with the U.S Bureau of Reclamation said the Aug. 5 blowout from the Gold King Mine above Silverton, Colorado, was due to a combination of factors “spanning several decades.”
Nearby mining operations and tunneling beneath the century-old stake led to changing groundwater conditions that the EPA failed to anticipate when it reopened a portal on the site in recent years, the report said.
Needless to say, this is a very sensitive issue here in Colorado where we value the beauty of this area. When we posted the original news of the spill, many wanted those responsible in the EPA fired immediately. Others defended the agency for the good they do. Where do you come down on this issue?