Honoring Traditional Knowledge in Understanding Short-Term.
But while Gold King Mine has been tragic, it is only a symptom of a larger issue. The spill was devastating but represents only a fraction of the continual discharge of other mines in the area. According to the Navajo Nation, mines discharged more than 27 million gallons into the river over the years. The owners of these abandoned mines are long gone, leaving no culprits to shoulder the costs.
San Juan River Water Quality before, during and after the Gold King Mine Spill U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center Denver, Colorado June 2016. Mission Statements The mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and manage the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provide scientific and other information about those resources.
Related to Gold King Mine Incident -- and Potential Community Response Monday, August 31st, 2015 -- 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- Durango Public Library Purposes of the meeting a) Hear from a group, RWEACT, working on post Wolf Creek fire issues b) See if our community might want to start a similar effort and if so, define next steps.
The Gold King Mine spill happened on August 5, 2015 near Silverton, Colorado when the abandoned mine was damaged during maintenance. This single, holistic exploratory case study uses document review and analysis to answer the research questions of what happened at Gold King Mine, how and why it happened, what was the response, and what are the implications of this event. The findings indicate.
As part of our Gold King Mine response, we’ve built diversion channels to direct water flowing out of nearby mines into settlement ponds where we treat it before it enters the creek. As part of our ongoing response, workers are almost finished stabilizing the road to ensure crews and equipment can access the Gold King Mine. A kayaker paddles the Animas River minutes after the La Plata County.
National Hydrography Datasets are updated and maintained through a strong community of stewards and users who have local knowledge about the streams where they live and work. Edits and updates to the NHD and WBD are made by stewards and processed and made available in the national dataset distribution by the USGS. For more information, please visit the Stewardship and Community link.
More than a year after the toxic waste spill at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently named the mine as a Superfund site for remediation. A significant portion of the reclamation of this notorious mine would involve annular filling of portions of the mine for future operations.