The geologist…predicted the EPA’s plugging plan…would fail… (His) letter detailed verbatim, how EPA officials would foul up the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money…
Before the EPA polluted the Animas River, a retired geologist revealed the agency was likely looking for an excuse to build a multi-million dollar water treatment plant in nearby Silverton, Colo.
The geologist, Dave Taylor, wrote a July 30 editorial that predicted the EPA’s plugging plan, which ultimately led to the Aug. 6 spill, would fail and the agency would likely use the failure to seek “superfunding.”
“The ‘grand experiment’ in my opinion will fail,” he wrote. “And guess what [EPA representative] Mr. Hestmark will say then? ‘Gee, Plan A didn’t work so I guess we will have to build a treatment plant at a cost to taxpayers of $100 million to $500 million…’”
Here’s the editorial in full as it appeared in the Silverton Standard & The Miner local newspaper, with thanks to Zero Hedge:
“The letter detailed verbatim, how EPA officials would foul up the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money,” the Gateway Pundit reported. “If the [nearby] Gold King mine was declared a superfund site it would essentially kill future development for the mining industry in the area.”
“The Obama EPA is vehemently opposed to mining and development.”
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