Carol Almson

“It seems like a good way to clean things up.”

Dave Valenti, Salt Lake City

“In this case, the flood of toxic minerals into the Animas River happened to be caused by the EPA – probably by accident. Mining is dangerous, but we rely on it. You can’t get away from it … There are ways to minimize the damage that require scientists (to intervene). But who knows whether or not that will happen.”

Peter Winn, Bluff

“We have to clean it up. Everything’s polluted, and we have to be on top of it … It’s really sad what happened; it’s heartbreaking.”

Carol Almson, Moab

“Would a federal Superfund designation harm Silverton, Colorado’s economy, or could it be an effective way to clean up abandoned mines in the Animas River’s headwaters?”