Quilter Luana Rubin at Water is Life Exhibition

RUBIN: Last August in Durango, Colorado, there was a toxic spill that came down from a mine up above not in the head waters but just above Durango. And 3 million gallons, probably more, of toxic sludge came down into the Animas River, turned the water orange, came through Durango, spoiled their water supply, and then went downstream to the San Juan River, the Navajo Nation. And ultimately that water
flows into Lake Powell and Lake Mead and all the way to the California coast. I have become an activist and I am really
interested in making sure that communities have the truth about what’s happening to their water and
their air. And what’s happening to the buildings that their children are going to school in.

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