It isn’t the Alamosa River that kills fish

Letter by Jeff Stern

Summitville – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

Galactic kills Alamosa fish, not old mines at Summitville

Dear Ed and Martha:

One of the casualties of the Summitville Mine disaster — in addition to dead fish, and the accumulation of heavy metals in soils and crops irrigated from the Alamosa River — appears to have been perspective.

Some folks, particularly boosters of the hardrock mining industry, it seems, have downplayed the impact of the gold mining operation that was abandoned by Galactic Resources of Canada in 1992.

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