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The EPA knew about the potential for a blowout at Colorado mine but went ahead with the inspection

August 24, 2015

EPA spill  One week before the EPA accidentally  spilled millions of gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River it was predicted this would happen by a retired geologist who even predicted what the EPA would use for an excuse once it did happen. He also claimed this would lead to the EPA calling for more funding and between this story and the report that the EPA was trying to cheat Navajo Indians out of future claims and the rumors about this being no accident began to surface. 

  Last week the EPA had a classic Friday document dump and it was learned that the EPA knew about the danger of a blowout which could contaminate the river but went ahead anyway. Here is more:

Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” at an abandoned mine that could release “large volumes” of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals.

EPA released the documents following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations. EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on Aug. 5 as they inspected the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.

Among the documents is a June 2014 work order for a planned cleanup that noted that the old mine had not been accessible since 1995, when the entrance partially collapsed. The plan appears to have been produced by Environmental Restoration, a private contractor working for EPA.

“This condition has likely caused impounding of water behind the collapse,” the report says. “ln addition, other collapses within the workings may have occurred creating additional water impounding conditions. Conditions may exist that could result in a blowout of the blockages and cause a release of large volumes of contaminated mine waters and sediment from inside the mine, which contain concentrated heavy metals.”

  It is still unclear how the EPA triggered the blowout but it is clear that the EPA knew the potential for disaster was real and went ahead with the plan to inspect the mine anyway, showing at best a clear lack of good judgement. This does not mean the EPA intentionally triggered the spill but it does make one wonder about that prediction doesn’t it? This will effectively kill any future mining in the area and we all know how the EPA and Barack Obama feel about mining and drilling…could the Hegelian Dialectic be at play here?

  And speaking of Barack Obama, we all remember his reaction after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico all those years ago: he claimed he was speaking to expects to find out whose “ass to kick.” And yet he remains curiously silent about this spill, he is not looking to kick anyone’s ass, why is that? I find the difference in attitude to be quite interesting to say the least. Never let a good crisis go to waste…

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2015 7:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. petermc3 permalink
    August 24, 2015 7:45 pm

    Would though it were someone would kick his anus Africanus all the way back to his birth country, Kenya. Can we blame his anchor mother for his American Spring?

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  3. August 24, 2015 7:48 pm

    And where is that twerp McCarthy? Haven’t heard a peep from her. Maybe Gowdy could round up a hearing on it. But alas, so much, so little time.

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