EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

Officials worried about toxicity
This picture shows the mine waste rock pile that an Environmental Protection Agency crew took material from to resurface a nearby county road. The material may contain heavy metals that degrade water quality.
An Environmental Protection Agency-contracted crew used potentially toxic material from a mine waste rock pile to resurface a road near the Mogul Mine, north of Silverton.
The mine rock waste pile outside the Mogul Mine was listed on the Animas River Stakeholders Group list of 34 mine piles and 33 leaking mines that account for 90 percent of the metal loading in the entire Animas River watershed.
Residents in Silverton and San Juan County expressed concern Thursday that the mine waste rock used to resurface a county road may further degrade water quality in the Animas River Basin.
The crew contracted by the Environmental Protection Agency took potentially toxic material from this waste pile outside the Mogul Mine to repave a road. It did not inform Silverton government officials or residents that it was using the material.

EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

This picture shows the mine waste rock pile that an Environmental Protection Agency crew took material from to resurface a nearby county road. The material may contain heavy metals that degrade water quality.
An Environmental Protection Agency-contracted crew used potentially toxic material from a mine waste rock pile to resurface a road near the Mogul Mine, north of Silverton.
The mine rock waste pile outside the Mogul Mine was listed on the Animas River Stakeholders Group list of 34 mine piles and 33 leaking mines that account for 90 percent of the metal loading in the entire Animas River watershed.
Residents in Silverton and San Juan County expressed concern Thursday that the mine waste rock used to resurface a county road may further degrade water quality in the Animas River Basin.
The crew contracted by the Environmental Protection Agency took potentially toxic material from this waste pile outside the Mogul Mine to repave a road. It did not inform Silverton government officials or residents that it was using the material.
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