U.S. mining sites dump millions of gallons of toxic waste into drinking water sources – Chicago Tribune

U.S. mining sites dump millions of gallons of toxic waste into drinking water sources – Chicago Tribune

The records show that at average flows, more than 50 million gallons (189 million liters) of contaminated wastewater streams daily from the sites. In many cases, it runs untreated into nearby groundwater, rivers and ponds — a roughly 20-million-gallon daily dose of pollution that could fill more than 2,000 tanker trucks.

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