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Boulder Weekly | Valmont Butte’s got a dam problem, among others


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“[T]he failure to define the Allied butte site to include its entire operation has made it possible for the city, the EPA, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the county, and Public Service to pretend that the public has never been impacted by Allied’s contamination. The phrase is, ‘there is no evidence of completed pathways to human exposure.’ It’s hard to find a completed pathway when something as simple as a chain-link fence is interpreted as a break in the pathway. This example represents only one of the contortions that regulatory agencies have gone through concerning Allied’s Valmont butte mill site over the years to not find what they fear finding most: contamination poisoning the public.”

Read the entire article at the Boulder Weekly: Valmont Butte’s got a dam problem, among others.

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