The Alamosa River by chase alexander

The gold mining industry has used Cyanide mining as a means to extract gold since the 1970s, but it is a threat to the environment, and the Alamosa river poisoning is no exception.

As a result of a gold mining operation in 1992, all living animals within a 17 mile length of the Alamosa river were killed.

It has cost $170 million for clean-up, but the once-doomed river has seen an improvement and increase in the fish.

The disaster was supposedly caused by lack of government regulation on Cyanide mining with the specific corporation responsible.

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Chase Alexander


Created with images by markbyzewski - "IMG_0512a" • erix! - "Gold" • markbyzewski - "IMG_0470a" • Cubosh - "macro dollar" • markbyzewski - "IMG_0476a"

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