Colorado’s Abandoned Silver Mines Leaching Radioactivity And Other Toxins Into Rivers and Streams

Silverton, CO mine pollution OK ’til it hurts tourism
Silverton, CO mine pollutionUpper Animas River

Silverton, CO’s abandoned silver mines leak so many heavy-metal poisons into the Upper Animas River that three out of four trout species have been wiped out. The citizens in the area resisted a federal cleanup because of bad publicity. They would rather die of cancer than hurt tourism.

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