Wednesday, February 27, 2008

NY Times Covers Leadville Mine Tunnel Situation

The accumulation of toxic wastewater in a mine tunnel near Leadville, attention to which has been drawn by Sen. Tom Wiens, R-Castle Rock, is getting covered in Thursday's New York Times.

The article largely reinforces perceptions that a potentially dangerous situation exists in Leadville.

No mention is made of recent claims that Wiens and Lake County commissioners have exaggerated their descriptions of the dangers from the accumulated water in the mine tunnel.