Mine emergency declared in Leadville

Mine emergency declared in Leadville

There are 2 comments on the Vail Daily News story from Feb 14, 2008, titled Mine emergency declared in Leadville. In it, Vail Daily News reports that:

“We are appalled to report that Reclamation has never enacted the emergency action plan beyond draft form, has never practiced evacuation procedures with the public, and has failed to test the public address siren system each year to date”

The pool of contaminated water trapped by the collapse in the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel is an immediate threat to the lives and well-being of Lake County citizens, according to the Lake County ... via Vail Daily News

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United States

#1 Feb 17, 2008
The Bureau of Reclamation owns it and is and agency of the Dept of Interior
which is supposed to keep our waterways safe from these problems and terrorist attacks, Who needs terrorist when we have the BOR

Arvada, CO

#2 Feb 18, 2008
WHY wasn't this take care of in 2001. As a former resident at Village at East Fork each and every issue that has now become a disaster was addressed and supposedly taken care of! Blows me away how thing can just be pushed under the carpet.

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