Science Inventory

Analysis of the Transport and Fate of Metals Released From the Gold King Mine in the Animas and San Juan Rivers

Citation:

Analysis of the Transport and Fate of Metals Released From the Gold King Mine in the Animas and San Juan Rivers. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

Impact/Purpose:

This project’s objectives were to provide analysis of water quality following the release of acid mine drainage from the Gold King Mine in the Animas and San Juan Rivers in a timely manner to 1) generate a comprehensive picture of the plume at the river system level, 2) help inform future monitoring efforts and 3) to predict potential secondary effects that could occur from materials that may remain stored within the system. The project focuses on assessing metals contamination during the plume and in the first month following the event.

Description:

This project’s objectives were to provide analysis of water quality following the release of acid mine drainage in the Animas and San Juan Rivers in a timely manner to 1) generate a comprehensive picture of the plume at the river system level, 2) help inform future monitoring efforts and 3) to predict potential secondary effects that could occur from materials that may remain stored within the system. The project focuses on assessing metals contamination during the plume and in the first month following the event.

URLs/Downloads:

VERSAR PEER REVIEW REPORT.GKM.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 1221 KB,  about PDF)

GKM REPORT- PEER REVIEW CHARGE QUESTIONS.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 85 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Plan   (PDF,NA pp, 34 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Panel   (PDF,NA pp, 41 KB,  about PDF)

GKM MAIN REPORT   (PDF,NA pp, 24391 KB,  about PDF)

GKM REPORT APPENDICES   (PDF,NA pp, 13975 KB,  about PDF)

GKM EXEC SUMMARY ONLY   (PDF,NA pp, 523 KB,  about PDF)

EPA RESPONSE TO PEER REVIEW.GKM.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 4838 KB,  about PDF)

CVS FOR GKM EXTERNAL PEER REVIEWERS.VERSAR.APPENDIX A.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 764 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Record Released: 09/01/2016
Record Last Revised: 11/30/2017
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 325950

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

NERL-IMMEDIATE OFFICE

RESEARCH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION STAFF