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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:54 PM

Lead Queen Mine leaking 'orange sludge'




PATAGONIA, AZ (TucsonNewsNow) -
Nearly 70 years since its closure, the Lead Queen Mine is leaking acidic and toxic sludge into the nearby environment.

During an environmental impact monitoring visit by the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (PARA) in March, the group witnessed noticeable pools of "orange sludge" and "iced tea-colored liquid" both in front and inside the abandoned mine.

Reports from the non-profit group also note that the mouth of the mine is open, with nothing in place to prevent further leaks into the surrounding areas and waterways.

"As we watch Arizona Mining Inc. and other companies expand their industrialized mineral exploration in the Patagonia Mountains, the Lead Queen mine provides a timely example of the damage done by mining, long after the companies are gone," said Julie Olbrantz, PARA's Coordinator in a news release.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/37967692/lead-queen-mine-leaking-orange-sludge

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:12 PM

1. Trump mist be in there and soaking in that stuff. nt

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:17 PM

2. Did Spanky go swimming in that mine?

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:38 AM

3. That sludge is acid mine drainage. Mines from the Roman era still leak the toxic drainage.

Acid mine drainage never stops, as long as there is a water source, even rain water. Abandoned mines are an environmental disaster.

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