Dirty Money: Government to Spend Millions Cleaning up Accident

SILVERTON, CO - One of the first lessons we`re taught in life is that when you make a mess you clean it up. The federal government is showing that the rule applies to them as well.

In August of 2015, a federal crew accidentally caused 3 million gallons of contaminated waste water from an inactive Colorado gold mine to spill into a river in that state, which then made its way to New Mexico and Utah. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates about 880,000 pounds of metals poured into a river in Colorado; metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury.

The EPA has now designated the gold mine a Superfund site which clears the way for a multi-million dollar federal clean up. New Mexico has sued both the EPA and Colorado because of the spill.

Uncle Sam get that mop ready! You’ve got some cleaning to do.
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