Friday, August 10, 2018
It’s a RAP
The Battle over Idarado’s Reclamation
by Samantha Tisdel Wright
Locals called it the Toxic Twinkie.
By the time the Idarado mine shut down in 1978, the enormous loaf-shaped mound of tailings at the edge of Telluride – otherwise known as the Number 6 tailings pile – had taken on a life of its own in the town’s collective consciousness.