Projects use creative techniques to mitigate mine pollution
by Tori Sheets
Sneffels Creek will run more clearly after completion of a bank stabilization project designed to divert the creek away from mine tailings at the abandoned Atlas Mill. The mill is just east of the Ouray Silver Mine, formerly the Revenue Mine, and its tailings are laden with cadmium and zinc deposits that leak into Sneffels Creek.
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CORRECTIONS: In the article, the following information needs to be corrected or clarified. Clint Fletcher’s comments were misidentified as Brian Briggs’ and vice versa. Also, in the last part of the article, the bioreactor treatment system is not part of the UWP project.