Punish EPA Workers Who Accidentally Released Contaminated Water into River

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Target: Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Punish the EPA workers who accidentally released three million gallons of contaminated mine water into a river system.

States of emergency have been issued by the governors of Colorado and New Mexico after an EPA team accidentally released three million gallons of contaminated mine water into a river system. The contamination began in Colorado and has now spread to Utah and New Mexico, and it’s expected to spread even further. The contamination turned the river system a yellow-orange color and caused it to become sludgy.

The spill caused a major waterway used by the Navajo to close, causing big issues for Navajo farmers and other reservation residents who use the waterway for drinking water.

The government is performing testing and is unsure of the exact scope of the environmental impact this contaminated spill will cause, but it has been acknowledged that there could be environmental impact for years to the surrounding ecosystems because of the acidity and metal levels in the water.

The government is performing testing and says its going to do what it can to prevent this from happening in the future, but we also must focus on the now. Urge officials to punish the EPA workers who accidentally released three million gallons of contaminated mine water into a river system.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Gina McCarthy,

States of emergency have been issued by the governors of Colorado and New Mexico after an EPA team accidentally released three million gallons of contaminated mine water into a river system.

The spill caused a major waterway used by the Navajo to close, causing big issues for Navajo farmers and other reservation residents who use the waterway for drinking water. Additionally, there could be environmental impact for years to the surrounding ecosystems because of the acidity and metal levels in the water.

The government is performing testing and says its going to do what it can to prevent this from happening in the future, but we also must focus on the now. I urge you to punish the EPA workers who accidentally released three million gallons of contaminated mine water into a river system.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Lee Cannon

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2 Comments

  1. Releasing 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into a river system is NOT A SIMPLE ACCIDENT! This is a very serious concern which could have severe deleterious effects for years spreading for many miles from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and beyond. The river is used for drinking water for humans and wildlife. How many will suffer and die because of this inexcusable “accident”?!

    These agents should not just be fired but charged with criminal negligence mandating a long prison sentence.
    Will the EPA do its job and make certain that something like this does not recur, but, also, that these idiots are punished?!

  2. Cat Jefferson says:

    The EPA is supposed to be PROTECTING the environment and thus protecting the people who depend on these waterways to sustain their lives! This was no ‘accident’!

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