Oops the EPA just spilled 1,000,000 gallons of crap

What happens when the Environmental Protection Agency destroys the environment? It’s the ol’ classic question, “Who watches the watchers?”

EPA bureaucrats were using heavy machinery to nose around the Gold King Mine near Durango, Colorado, when they triggered the release of wastewater containing heavy metals like zinc, iron, and copper. – Washington Free Beacon

And details on the potential hazards are only just now coming and folks aren’t impressed. A few more details from AP:

New Mexico officials were angry they were not told of the spill until Thursday, nearly a day after it occurred.

“We’re having a real problem getting EPA to tell us what’s in this stuff,” Don Cooper, emergency manager for San Juan County, New Mexico, said earlier Friday. “We’re just kind of shooting in the dark and telling people to stay away from it.”

EPA and contractor crews accidentally unleashed 1 million gallons of wastewater from the shuttered Gold King Mine on Wednesday, and it flowed into the river through a tributary.

“It’s such a shame, it’s such a beautiful river,” said Jeff McCoy, who was watching from the riverbank in Durango, where he was on a fishing trip with his son. “We usually come out here in the beautiful weather to fish, but no fishing today…”

Maybe big government agencies aren’t always the answer to our environmental problems? I don’t know…That’s a pretty big pill to swallow when I think about all the good the CIA has done…

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