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ANIMAS RIVER SPILL UNLEASHES POTENTIAL DISASTER ON NAVAJO NATION

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

“We’re in the ‘red zone’ right now. Today, tomorrow is probably it,” says Duane “Chili” Yazzie, chapter president of the Shiprock Community on the Navajo Nation Reservation. “We’re about to lose a lot of our crops.”    Animas river contamination by Durango Herald   Two weeks after an accident in an abandoned mine in Colorado caused more than 3 million gallons of toxic, heavy-metal-laden sludge to gush into the Animas River, disaster looms for the northern Navajo Nation. Thousands of acres of farmland could dry up, and hundreds of families could see [...]

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit From Pete Harrison, an attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance: Here is a map showing approximate locations of: the ongoing seepage pouring over orange rocks that Waterkeeper identified (orange line) the 48” pipe that collapsed on Feb. 2 causing the major spill event (red line) the 36” pipe that is now under question (yellow line) the only NPDES-permitted outfall for the entire ash impoundment (green line) Note that this is an approximation, based on incomplete information, and subject to [...]

Remember when the EPA warned Duke Energy about its Dan River coal ash ponds?

February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember when the EPA warned Duke Energy about its Dan River coal ash ponds?           No? Well, the Internet does. The report,published in 2009, points out five recommendations to improve the structural integrity of the Dan River plant’s coal ash waste ponds. Duke Energy Corporation – Dan River Steam Station Cover Letter (PDF) (4 pp, 1 MB) Comments (PDF) (4 pp, 27 KB) Draft Report (PDF) (111 pp, 20 MB) Final Report (PDF) (133pp, 22 MB) Company Response/Action Plan (PDF) (4 pp, [...]

Proof That Fracking Pollutes The Water Supply

May 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Proof That Fracking Pollutes The Water Supply On May 12, 2013, Vera Scroggins, accompanied by The Environment TV,  interviewed Ray, who has documented the changes in his well water since the gas industry began drilling in his hometown of Dimock, PA.  This is the Frack zone, this is frack [...]