Geese Die from Toxic Contaminated Water from Copper Mine

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Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | January 26th, 2017 | Water Online | Shared as educational material.

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After landing on a pit filled with toxic mining water from a former copper mine, over 3,000 geese died. The area is part of the United States’ largest Superfund site. The birds were blown off course by a storm while migrating later than normal.“It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place,” the Associated Press reported. Environmental officials are still finalizing a solution to prevent the contamination from reaching nearby groundwater and a creek. Read more about the massive geese death here.

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