According to TheGuardian, thousands of snow geese died in Montana last week after landing in the acidic waters of an open pit mine. It happened at the Berkeley Pit in Butte.

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Witnesses described the scene as

"700 acres of white birds"

when the incident happened on November 28th. Since then, employees at Montana Resources have used various items such as spotlights and noise makers to keep the snow geese from landing in the contaminated waters. Their efforts seem to be working, as they were able to scare off an estimated 90% of the geese by the following day.

Here's my question...If the water is so contaminated that animals are dying simply by touching it, why hasn't there been an effort to clean it up? What if a child had fallen in and died? Just thinking out loud here....