UWP mine remediation projects featured in article on mine spill into Animas River

“The Gold King Mine spill is very unfortunate. But it is also bringing public awareness to the magnitude of water quality problems associated with abandoned mines in our region and highlights the need for more remediation,” said Przeszlowska. “The Uncompahgre River headwaters are defined by the same highly mineralized Silverton Caldera as the Animas watershed and numerous abandoned mines also exist in the Uncompahgre (Valley). Although natural loading will always occur, we can address water quality impacts from abandoned mines.”

– quote from Local lessons from Animas accident by Sheridan Block in the Ouray County Plaindealer

Read the full article: 082015 Ouray Plaindealer Article

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