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Monday, August 10, 2015

combine toxic industrial processes, ineptitude and vulnerable environments - all of which we will have here in Ligonier with fracking - and THIS is what you inevitably get



"Just days after workers with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally spilled a million gallons of toxic mine waste into a Colorado waterway, the free-flowing sludge that turned portions of the state's Animas River orange reached New Mexico, where health and wildlife officials say they were not alerted to any impending contamination.

As the cities of Aztec and Bloomfield scrambled to cut off the river's access to water treatment plants, they criticized the EPA for what they said was a lackluster effort in providing warnings or answers about the spill. The contaminants seeping into the river—at a rate of 548 gallons per minute—include arsenic, copper, zinc, lead, aluminum, and cadmium.

The Animas flows into the San Juan River in New Mexico, which in turn joins the Colorado River* in Utah's Lake Powell."

*provides most of the water that irrigates the fields that grow our non-local food. 

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/09/colorado-spill-hits-new-mexico-alarm-sounds-over-abandoned-mines