Our EPA at work - three times previous estimate

About that little EPA fuck-up in Colorado? From Denver, Colorado station KUSA:

EPA: Amount of mine waste water 3 times original estimate
The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday the amount of waste water that spilled from the Gold King Mine and turned the Animas River orange was three times its original estimate.

Shaun McGrath, administrator from the EPA Region 8 Office, said three million gallons of the toxic water laced with heavy metals spilled into Cement Creek last Wednesday. McGrath said the agency updated its initial estimate of one million gallons after checking a U.S.G.S. stream gauge on Cement Creek.

Sunday marked five days since an EPA team mistakenly released the waste water from the abandoned Gold King Mine in Silverton. The orange plume was still moving at about 500 feet per minute, thinning as it reached areas near Farmington, New Mexico.

You think that the EPA could have had some mining engineers with them instead of just some bulldozer jockeys. But noooo - our EPA knows best.

Putzes...

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