|A much cleaner Chicago River|
Meanwhile, southwestern Colorado businesses are hurting because of EPA recklessness.
From the Denver Post:
Area businesses that rely on the Animas River are enduring impacts that will linger long after the tainted mustard hue fades from the water.Related post:
"Very difficult," said Alex Mickel, who has turned hundreds of customers away from his Mild to Wild Rafting each day since the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally unleashed a 3 million gallon torrent of toxic mine water into the headwaters of the Animas last week.
"We are anticipating around $150,000 to $200,000 in lost revenue," Mickel said. "But from an emotional standpoint, it's difficult to see a beautiful river damaged in this way."
The virulent plume that spilled from a dormant mine above Silverton on Aug. 5 has rolled on through Durango. The sickly orange glow is gone, and the Animas is returning to its normal color.
EPA: America's biggest polluter