Animas River – vergiftet

Der Animas River, wo wir vor einigen Wochen noch entlang spaziert sind, ist gestern mit über 4 Millionen Schmutzwasser aus einer stillgelegten Goldmine nördlich von Silverton – versehentlich –  kontaminiert worden. So sahen wir den Fluss noch im Juli:

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Und so sieht er heute aus:

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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"Health and environmental officials in San Juan County are evaluating the Animas River after roughly 1 million gallons of mine waste water were released Wednesday. Photo courtesy San Juan Basin Health Department"

„Health and environmental officials in San Juan County are evaluating the Animas River after roughly 1 million gallons of mine waste water were released Wednesday. Photo courtesy San Juan Basin Health Department“

"Rayna Willhite, of Aztec, holds a bottle of water collected from the Animas River on Thursday near Bakers Bridge. The river is carrying mine waste from the Gold King Mine north of Silverton. (Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)"

„Rayna Willhite, of Aztec, holds a bottle of water collected from the Animas River on Thursday near Bakers Bridge. The river is carrying mine waste from the Gold King Mine north of Silverton. (Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)“

Der River ist mit Zink, Eisen, Kupfer und anderen Schwermetallen belastet. Was ist mit den Tieren im Wasser?

Man kann nun nichts machen sondern nur abwarten, bis dass alles weggespült ist…

 

 

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