Mine Remediation Projects Make Front Page of Montrose Daily Press

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FEATURED: Cleaner watershed

Projects divert heavy metal from Uncompahgre

By Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Daily Press Senior Writer, Oct. 22, 2015

Two abandoned mines in the Uncompahgre watershed are no longer leaking heavy metals into the waterways, after successful mediation projects.

The Uncompahgre Valley Watershed Partnership, with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Division of Reclamation and Mining and Safety’s Jeff Litteral, recently wrapped up remediation of the Michael Breen Mine, which was begun last October.

The Ouray-based nonprofit partnership also has remediated the Vernon Mine.


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Note: The photo captions on the article misidentified the location as the Michael Breen Mine, when the selected photos were actually from the Vernon Mine. Also, our nonprofit’s name was misidentified as the Uncompahgre Valley Watershed Partnership, when the actual name does not include the word “Valley”.