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Animas River updates from Fort Lewis College

Animas River updates

Fort Lewis College research on display at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Fort Lewis College research on display at Undergraduate Research Symposium

One of the cornerstones of a Fort Lewis College education is the opportunity for students to do real-world, graduate-level research. With FLC professors as mentors, these students choose topics from the arts and sciences that drive them. 

Watching the water

Watching the water

FLC professor presents at national conference in Denver

Since the spill, organizations across the Four Corners, including Fort Lewis College, have been stepping up efforts to study and monitor the Animas and other area water sources. 

The Old King Gold Blues [VIDEO]

The Old King Gold Blues [VIDEO]

In August of 2015, over 3 million gallons of mine waste was accidentally released into the Animas River. In this micro-documentary, we look at the history of the mine, the effects of the spill, why it happened, and how Fort Lewis and the Durango community responded.

When our river turned gold

When our river turned gold

Winter 2015-16

On the morning of August 7, Durangoans awoke to a tragic sight: Overnight the Animas River had transformed from mid-summer clear-green into a brilliant golden ribbon threaded through downtown.

Fort Lewis College to host scientific panel on metal and sediments in the Animas

Fort Lewis College to host scientific panel on metal and sediments in the Animas

The community is invited to the Student Union Ballroom for this free forum.

FLC Voices: Professors Cynthia Dott and Gary Gianniny research Animas River floodplain effects [VIDEO]

FLC Voices: Professors Cynthia Dott and Gary Gianniny research Animas River floodplain effects [VIDEO]

FLC Professors Cynthia Dott and Gary Gianniny lead students into the Animas River watershed to survey groundwater levels in the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill.

Animas River Updates from Fort Lewis College

Animas River Updates from Fort Lewis College

with Ray Kenny, professor of Geosciences

The EPA has released more data; interpretation of these data remains a point of confusion for the many.  Concerned citizens have told me they appreciate the Animas River Updates; many have still have unanswered questions and have contacted me requesting more information. This update is provided to address some of those lingering questions.

FLC Voices: Professor Rebecca Clausen talks Animas River recovery [VIDEO]

FLC Voices: Professor Rebecca Clausen talks Animas River recovery [VIDEO]

As the Durango community continues to recover from the Gold King Mine spill, Fort Lewis College faculty and staff are finding ways to be of service. Rebecca Clausen, Sociology associate professor and chair of the Sociology & Human Services department, talks about an event she created to help the Durango community process feelings in the wake of the Animas River mine waste spill.

Animas River Updates from Fort Lewis College

Animas River Updates from Fort Lewis College

with Rebecca Clausen, associate professor and chair of Sociology

To help people understand the complex issues surrounding the Animas River mine waste spill, we're offering insights from Fort Lewis College faculty on questions people in the community are asking.

What might be some of the social implications of this event on the Durango community?

Response from: Associate Professor of Sociology Rebecca Clausen. Dr. Clausen specializes in environmental sociology and human ecology.

Fort Lewis College’s Reed Library creates guide dedicated to Animas spill

Fort Lewis College’s Reed Library creates guide dedicated to Animas spill

The guide will serve as a repository for information and resources related to the spill, including media coverage and government releases.

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