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RT   18 August 2015   USA   Colorado  
<p>Colorado is scrambling to address 230 abandoned mines, which leak enough heavy metals to rival the Gold King disaster every two days. Tens of thousands of old mines dot public lands in the western US, and 80 percent are in need of remediation. Environmental ...
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Star Tribune   13 August 2015   USA   Colorado  
<p>SILVERTON, Colorado &mdash; It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached ...
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CBCnews   05 May 2015   Canada   British Columbia  
<p>A study on the impacts of a tailings pond spill at the Mount Polley mine last summer shows a number of changes to the Quesnel Lake ecosystem, but researchers say it's still too early to determine the long term impacts on fish and drinking water.</p> <p>The ...