Routine Siren Testing at Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel and Plant

Media Contact: Kara Lamb, (970) 962-4326

For Release: March 15, 2013

LOVELAND, Colo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will test warning sirens at the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel and Treatment Plant on March 27, between 1 and 3 p.m.

"The sirens and emergency warning system are periodically tested as part of Reclamation's routine maintenance program," said Jenelle Ortiz, Plant Supervisor. "These systems were installed to enhance notification of the Village of East Fork residents in the unlikely event of an emergency."

For more information, please call Kara Lamb at (970) 962-4326 or e-mail

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