Eagle River expected to soon face the same problems affecting Gore Creek

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River has made quite a comeback since the days when it was so polluted that fish couldn’t survive in parts of it.Looking forward, though, a cleanup of a different sort will soon be in order if things don’t change along the riparian area at the river’s banks.In the mid-1980s, high levels of zinc, copper and cadmium from the Eagle Mine, in the now-abandoned town of Gilman, prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to declare the zone a Superfund site — an area requiring emergency cleanup of hazardous substances. What resulted is the most successful cleanup of …

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