The Animas River Spill: Are there local and global implications?

SEPTMTPposter2015smallThe Animas River in southern Colorado flowed orange for days after it was polluted by 3 million gallons of wastewater accidentally released by an EPA crew from the abandoned Gold King Mine on Aug. 5.

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, a panel of Colorado State University experts will be discussing the consequences of this spill along with similar issues on a global scale.

This first Managing the Planet panel of the new semester takes place 5-6:30 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St. It is part of the Topics in Sustainability series sponsored by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability in partnership with other CSU organization. The CSU Water Center is partnering with SoGES with semester.

Panelists for this session are Melinda Laituri, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Ellen Wohl, Department of Geosciences; Troy Bauder, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences; and Jens Blotevogel, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The panel is moderated by Dale Lockwood, SoGES academic coordinator and GES instructor.

Managing the Planet panels are free and open to the public.