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This is an example of what happens when you place INGLORIOUS IDIOTS at the helm of Government Agency's, who are ideologues as over persons who actually are very experienced in mining and drilling. However, most such experienced people are risk taking entrepreneurs, which means that they are against colossal government like the kind that half of America seems to have wanted.

I might like to add what these dodo's are doing is far more dangerous that allowing coking and thermal coal mines to operate at code.

Ella Ruth

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials knew of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" of toxic wastewater from an inactive gold mine, yet appeared to have only a cursory plan to deal with such an event when government contractors triggered a 3-million-gallon spill, according to internal documents released by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA released the documents late Friday following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations.

The Aug. 5 spill came as workers excavated the entrance to the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, accidentally unleashing a torrent of pent-up, toxic water that fouled rivers in three states.


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