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Crested Butte Wastewater Reclamation Spill

A wastewater cleanup cooperative is currently in process at the Cement Creek gold Mine in Crested Butte. The cause is determined to be due to an accidental discharge of wastewater during an EPA investigation. The flow of waste has made its way to New Mexico causing river intakes to be shut down. An estimated 3 million gallons of waste was released. The waste contained dissolved metals which subsequently turned the creek a yellow, mustard color. The EPA is currently taking necessary action to ensure water safety by initiating various tests, including domestic well water assessments. The following field tests will be performed this month:
Iron, nitrate and fluoride using a HACH colorimeter
pH using colormetric and electrometric instruments
Specific conductance and temperature using YSI or other meters

Interesting fact: The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and its predecessors developed coal mines and coke ovens, making the Crested Butte area the state’s leading mountain coal operation by 1882. Since the major coal mines shut down in 1952, Crested Butte has become a tourist center for sightseers in the summer and skiers in the winter.




The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there! Come check us out. We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining. It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you. The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training.