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House Proceeding 09-29-09 on Sep 29th, 2009 :: 0:28:55 to 0:31:45
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Douglas Lamborn

0:28:51 to 0:29:13( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: this necessary legislation, which fell victim to party politics earlier this year, and, mr. speaker, i yield five minutes to the gentlem colorado, mr. lamborn. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized for five minutes. mr. lamborn: i thank my colleague for yielding. mr. speaker, the leadville mine

Douglas Lamborn

0:28:55 to 0:31:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Douglas Lamborn

0:29:14 to 0:29:36( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: drainage tunnel was used to facilitate extraction of zink ore. the bure of reclamation acquired the tunnel in 1959 hoping to use it as a source of water for the frying pan arkansas project. with the passage of subsequent signing into law of h.r. 429 during the 102nd congress in

Douglas Lamborn

0:29:37 to 0:30:00( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: 1992, the bure of reclamation constructed and continues to operate a water treatment plant at the mouth of the tunnel. this treatment plant removes metal contaminants from the water. groundwater levels at the tunnel have fluctuated in recent years. in addition, a collapse in the tunnel has increased the tunnel's mine pool significantly leading to new

Douglas Lamborn

0:30:01 to 0:30:22( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: seep and springs in the area. estimates suggest that at up to one time one billion gallons of water may have accumulated. emergency measures have currently being undertaken by the environmental protection agency and the bureau of reclamation to relieve water pressure in the vicinity. however, legislation attempting to address this matter and authorizing the secretary of

Douglas Lamborn

0:30:23 to 0:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: interior to rehabi tunnel dates back to at least 1976. in response to the request for action from the local community, i have begin worked together with senator mark udall of colorado in a bipartisan manner and reintroduced h.r. 3123. this bill would direct the bureau of reclamation to

Douglas Lamborn

0:30:45 to 0:31:05( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: relieve water pressure behind blockages in the tunnel, permanently manage the mine pool behind any blockage to prevent releases of contaminated water, and managed the tunnel in such a way to prevent failure of the structure. . only minor changes have been made since the bill was originally passed in the house

Douglas Lamborn

0:31:06 to 0:31:26( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: of representatives in the previous congress. i respectfully request each member to support this legislation. human safety and environmental integrity need to be appropriately and responsibly addressed. i yield back the balance ofy time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentlew ms. bordallo: m speaker, i

Douglas Lamborn

0:31:27 to 0:31:47( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: have no additional requests for time and would inquire of the minority whether they have any additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia. mr. wittman: mr. speaker, the minority has nadditional speakers. with t balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the

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