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Siren Test at Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel and Plant

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

For Release: January 03, 2014

Leadville, Colo:

English: The Bureau of Reclamation will test its warning sirens at the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Treatment Plant on January 9, 2014, starting at noon.

The sirens and emergency warning system at the drainage tunnel and treatment plant are tested every few years as part of Reclamation's regular maintenance program. The sirens and warning system were installed to enhance notification of East Fork residents in the unlikely event of an emergency.

The Drainage Tunnel and Treatment Plant continue to function as designed and are performing safely.

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

Espanol: El Negociado de Reclamaciones (Bureau of Reclamation), iniciara pruebas de su nuevo sistema de alarmas para la Planta de Tratamiento de Agua, localizada en el Tunel de Drenaje de la Mina de Leadville. Las pruebas se llevaran a cabo el dia 9 de Enero de 2014.

Para mas informacion, favor de comunicarce con Kara Lamb, llamando al telephone (970) 962-4326, o escriba usando correo electronico (e-mail) a la direccion

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