Jonathan P. Thompson
Matriculated in 1989 in Santa Fe.
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List of Publications
River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster (Book)
Year of publication: 2018
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Description: Part elegy, part ode, part investigative science journalism, RIVER OF LOST SOULS tells the gripping story behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that turned the Animas River in southwestern Colorado orange with sludge and toxic metals for over 100 miles downstream, wreaking havoc on cities, farms, and the Navajo Nation along the way. Long-time journalist Jonathan Thompson takes us on a tour of the watershed’s rich and colorful history, revealing how the harsh and spectacular landscape has shaped the people who live here, and how those people have returned the favor in often destructive ways. It’s a story of a sacred, and sacrificial, place.