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Testing Finds No Evidence Of Oil & Gas In Rivers That Flooded

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The waters of Boulder Creek rushes downstream September 13, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. Heavy rains for the better part of week has fueled widespread flooding  and evacuations in numerous Colorado towns, with the area reportedly already having received 15 inches of rain.  Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

The waters of Boulder Creek rushes downstream September 13, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. Heavy rains for the better part of week has fueled widespread flooding and evacuations in numerous Colorado towns, with the area reportedly already having received 15 inches of rain. Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

DENVER (CBS4) – Despite several oil spills that were caused by flooding the state health department says its testing found no evidence of oil and gas pollution in rivers.

The agency collected samples at 29 spots along eight rivers. The testing did find high levels of E. coli, particularly in Boulder Creek and the Big Thompson River.

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