SILVERTON, Colo. (CBS4)– One year after the Gold King Mine spill, the people who live in the town of Silverton are taking a jab at the Environmental Protection Agency.
It was on Aug. 5 of last year when three million gallons of water and mine debris began pouring from the Gold King Mine. It turned the Animas and San Juan rivers into a frightening stew of arsenic, zinc, iron and copper.
The EPA has claimed responsibility for the spill.
Golden Block Brewery in Silverton has crafted the EPA IPA that resembles the muddy yellow color of the Animas River after the massive spill.
The beer comes out just days after the EPA was ordered to pay another $1.2 million to tribes, states and local governments affected by the spill.