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Coors helps with cleanup of area river basins.

Coors helps with cleanup of area river basins

As part of its national Original Coors Pure Water 2000 program, Colorado's Coors Brewing Co. has donated 436,000 to the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Division and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to help clean up mine drainage along Chalk Creek and Peru Creek.

The Chalk Creek Nonpoint Source Pollution Project is located 20 miles southwest of Buena Vista, CO, near the old mining town of St. Elmo in the Arkansas River Basin. Mine tailings discarded near the creek over the years have greatly reduced the water quality in the area. The cleanup project is scheduled to begin July 15 and continue through the summer with revegetation scheduled to begin in September.

Mine drainage from the Pennsylvania Mine, 12 miles east of Keystone in Summit County, has elevated the acid water content of Peru Creek in the Upper Colorado River Basin, leaving the creek barren of aquatic life. A project for treating the acid mine drainage at this site was completed in September 1990. Funds from Pure Water 2000 will be used to improve this cleanup system already in place.

The Chalk Creek and Pennsylvania Mine projects are among eight efforts targeted by the Nonpoint Source Program, a water cleanup effort coordinated by the Colorado Water Quality Control Division in cooperation with state and federal agencies.
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Title Annotation:Adolph Coors Co.; Chalk Creek and Peru Creek, Colorado
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Jul 8, 1991
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