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FALSE FLAG: EPA intentionally caused toxic water spill at Colorado mine to get more funding for environmental cleanup operations


(NaturalNews) Some are calling it an intentional act of environmental sabotage for monetary gain: The Colorado Gold King mine disaster from last summer that left hundreds of miles of the Animas River tainted with heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic, and other toxins. New reports suggest that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knew full well what it was doing when it unplugged the dam, and that it did so in a backhanded attempt at getting more federal funding for remediation efforts.

Thousands of people, including those living on Native American Indian reservations throughout the American Southwest, have suffered immensely as a result of the spill, which sent more than 3 million gallons of putrid waste down this sacred waterway that hydrates tens of thousands of people. Besides polluting the natural environment, various industries and tourism were brought to a halt as this once-pristine river was quickly turned into a reddish-brown disaster.

The fiasco was quickly dismissed as an accident, but evidence shows that the EPA knew its efforts would release toxic waste – it just didn't realize how much and how obvious it would be. And now that the truth is getting out, those affected want answers, and some are even planning to sue the EPA for its willful negligence, which has left vast swaths of the river and surrounding banks tainted with extremely harmful chemicals like lead, arsenic and cadmium.

According to Representative Rob Bishop (R-Utah), chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, the EPA intentionally breached the dam in an effort to slowly release its contents – a move that was purportedly intended to help cleanup efforts. But the result was much more severe than anticipated, resulting in one of the worst environmental disasters in recent years.

"There was nothing unintentional about EPA's actions with regard to breaching the mine," stated Rep. Bishop earlier this month. "They fully intended to dig out the plug and breach it."

EPA email affirms Rep. Bishop's allegations

A series of emails uncovered by The Daily Caller affirm Rep. Bishop's allegations. They show that the EPA intentionally removed dirt from the dam so its crew members could enter the stricken mine and assess how to clean it up and stop further contamination. But the federal agency failed to conduct proper tests on the pressure at the site, a failure that would lead to catastrophic consequences.

"The EPA's plan was to slowly drain and treat enough mine water in order to access the inner mine working and assess options for controlling its discharge," one of the emails reads. "While removing small portions of the natural plug, the material catastrophically gave-way and released the mine water."

Leaders of the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico aren't happy about their water being polluted due to EPA negligence, and both are planning to sue the agency. Not only did the EPA fail to adequately assess the risks of unplugging the dam, but it has added insult to injury by failing to properly remediate the damage after the fact.

"I was shocked," David C. Weindorf, associate dean for research at Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, told a U.S. Senate hearing on the spill. Weindorf says he hasn't seen the EPA do much of anything to clean up the waste that is still strewn along the windy banks of the Animas River.

"I was at the beach after the Deepwater Horizon spill [in the Gulf of Mexico], and there were guys all over the place in moon suits and contamination suits picking up stuff and washing it off. We went up and down the Animas River valley, and we didn't see anybody, anywhere, doing anything. Nothing."

Though the EPA may be shirking its obligations to taxpayers, at least one citizen scientist is attempting to pick up the slack to protect America's health. Click here to check out Mike Adam's groundbreaking work with the Consumer Wellness Labs to protect citizens from harmful toxins in drinking water and how you can help at no cost!

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