Eagle Mine Water Treatment.

In partnership with the Eagle River Watershed Council Witness Tree Media created visual stories about the water treatment infrastructure created by a mandate from the United States Environmental Protection Agency related to water contamination resulting from the former Town of Gilman and the Eagle Mine when the area was declared a Superfund Site by the agency. Wastewater from the plugged and flooded mine along with surface and groundwater is transported and treated at a waste water treatment facility downriver from the Eagle Mine in Minturn, Colorado.

In addition to water treatment, millions of tons of mine waste including tailings piles and roaster piles were consolidated into one large pile, called a consolidated tailings pile. The consolidated tailings pile was covered with a multi-layered cap and then seeded with natural grasses to isolate it from precipitation, air and human contact.

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