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The EPA has been in the news lately and not in a positive light. Instead of protecting our environment as they are charged to do, they are causing environment disaster in Colorado.
- Aug. 2015
EPA Latest Disaster
On August 7, 2015, The EPA caused a major disaster while cleaning up a contaminated gold mine. The spill occurred Wednesday morning at a long-closed Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo., and fouled the Animas River, a 126-mile-long tributary of the San Juan River, part of the Colorado River system. EPA crews trying to collect and contain waste water in the Gold King mine in Durango, Colorado, loosed 1.1 million gallons of “acidic, yellowish” discharge, causing the pollution – which includes levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, aluminum and copper – to flow into the Animas River (an early tributary of the Colorado) at a rate of 1200 gallons per minute.
Accidents happens and agencies of the federal government are not immune to them. However, my beef is when these things happen again and again, no one is held accountable. How can we prevent these occurrences or at least reduce them if no person is fired or reprimanded. In the privater sector, when something bad happens, a supervisor in charge is held accountable. That's how the system works. On the other hand, when a person do a great job in the private sector, they are rewarded with bonuses and raises.
In the government, if you are working in the Veterans Administration for example, you not only get bonuses and promotions, you are not even charged with a criminal offense when you break the law and falsify records leading to some disabled veterans dying while waiting for appointments.
Please contact the EPA administrator Gina McCarthy and file a complaint.
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