A photographic essay by Mark Duggan.

On August 5, 2015, the toxic secrets of The Gold King Mine high in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado spilled forth when workers breached a plug containing mine wastes. Three million gallons of heavy metals-laden wastewater spilled into area watersheds and flowed through downstream towns.

I lived about three blocks from the Animas when it happened.

Click on an image below to see a closer view.

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