Pollution control systems added to Rico Argentine mine

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Pollution control systems added to Rico Argentine mine

Upgrades are designed to prevent contamination of Dolores River
Water flows out of the Rico Argentine mine and is captured in the bio-reactive water treatment system.
EPA on-site coordinator Paul Peronard, center, explains the precautions being taken to prevent a mine blowout at the Rico Argentine mine site.
Two relief wells are being drilled into the Rico Argentine mine site above Rico to ease the pressure of backed-up water inside the mine and prevent a blowout.
Settling ponds that use bio-chemical systems to break down heavy metals are under construction at the Rico Argentine mine site.
Water from the Rico Argentine is captured in settling ponds.

Pollution control systems added to Rico Argentine mine

Water flows out of the Rico Argentine mine and is captured in the bio-reactive water treatment system.
EPA on-site coordinator Paul Peronard, center, explains the precautions being taken to prevent a mine blowout at the Rico Argentine mine site.
Two relief wells are being drilled into the Rico Argentine mine site above Rico to ease the pressure of backed-up water inside the mine and prevent a blowout.
Settling ponds that use bio-chemical systems to break down heavy metals are under construction at the Rico Argentine mine site.
Water from the Rico Argentine is captured in settling ponds.
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