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Building Resilient Communities: Recovery from Man-made Disaster

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Laura Lewis Marchino, Deputy Director of the Region 9 Economic Development District, spoke about the Gold King Mine contamination's impacts on communities. This presentation occurred during the Create, Challenge, Change: Economic Development Conference for the Denver Region in August 2016.

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Building Resilient Communities: Recovery from Man-made Disaster

  1. 1. BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES RECOVERY FROM MAN MADE DISASTER Laura Lewis Marchino Deputy Director, Region 9 Economic Development District
  2. 2. REGION 9 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT OF SW COLORADO
  3. 3. SAN JUAN COUNTY/SILVERTON CO
  4. 4. SILVERTON STATUS • Located on the Million dollar highway • Geographically isolated • Last mine closed in 1991 • Tourist based, seasonal jobs primarily in summer • 600 residents year-round • Low housing stock
  5. 5. AUGUST 2015 GOLD KING MINE
  6. 6. ANIMAS RIVER
  7. 7. PHOTO SEEN ROUND THE WORLD
  8. 8. IMPACTS – SHORT & LONG TERM • Tourism • Water quality • Relationships • Jobs • Housing
  9. 9. THERE ARE OVER 300 MINES OR MINE FEATURES WITHIN THIS MINING DISTRICT. UP TO 50 PART OF CLEAN-UP PROPOSAL
  10. 10. SOME OF THE PROPOSED SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION Silver Wing Mine Upper Animas 10,000 cubic yards waste pile; 20 GPM Discharge Kittimack Tailings Upper Animas 23,000 cubic yards waste pile
  11. 11. SOME OF THE PROPOSED SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION Mogul Mine Cement Creek 25,000 yards waste rock (at headwaters) Groundwater Seep Near Mayflower Tailings Upper Animas Unknown Flow
  12. 12. SOME OF THE PROPOSED SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION Paradise Mine Mineral Creek 700 cubic yard waste rock; 500 GPM Drainage Brooklyn Mine Mineral Creek 15,000 square yard waste pile; 35 GPM Discharge
  13. 13. SUPERFUND ACTIVITIES 2016 -? • Ecological • Human Health • Hydrology • Cultural Resources • Economic development*
  14. 14. EARLY NEXT STEPS • EDA grant – $57K Recovery coordinator for businesses • Housing grant – apartment and single family homes (Div of Housing Dept of Local Affairs) • Water monitoring up and down river in affect • Warning system in place • Stakeholder group meets monthly with EPA on progress • Several communication/education initiatives
  15. 15. 1ST ANNIVERSARY
  16. 16. RESOURCES http://animasrivercommunity.org www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/animas-river-spill http://sjbhd.org/gold-king-mine-incident- communications-update/ Region 9 EDD www.scan.org laura@scan.org

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