From CNN via WQAD-TV:
While the mustard-yellow hue of the Animas River is fading, leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years to come from heavy metals such as lead and mercury that spilled into the water.Dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and other metals are part of the EPA blowout. When the Deepwater Horizon blowout was pumping crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama wanted to
"This is a real mess," said Max Costa, chair of the department of environmental medicine at New York University School of Medicine. "These levels are shocking."
Exposure to high levels of these metals can cause an array of health problems from cancer to kidney disease to developmental problems in children.
"Oh my God! Look at the lead!" said Joseph Landolph, a toxicologist at the University of Southern California, pointing to a lead level in the Animas River nearly 12,000 times higher than the acceptable level set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
"know whose ass to kick." Yeah, I know, he's on vacation, but Obama isn't wondering whose derriere will need to be booted because it's his EPA that is behind this environmental catastrophe.
Surprise! Obama's EPA won’t face fines for polluting rivers w toxicmuck http://t.co/eUARz33o2C #tcot #millennials #p2 pic.twitter.com/V5x83I2qcI— Doug Ray (@RWSalt) August 11, 2015