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(credit: Angie Wingerd/Ignited Imagery) The Animas River at Bakers Bridge on Sunday afternoon shows changes in the color of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine blowout near Silverton. The water is cleared up to an extent since Thursday, when it was a deeper orange color from metals. The plume of contaminants has moved into Utah.

Mine Spill Into Animas River 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds Say

The yellow plume of contaminated wastewater that spilled from an abandoned Colorado mine and flowed downstream toward two other states is three times larger than originally estimated, federal officials say.

08/10/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Durango Businesses Dealt Blow By Animas River Spill

Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.

08/09/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Thousands Of Mines With Toxic Water Lie Under The West

Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of drinking water.

08/09/2015

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Public Comment Wanted For Proposed Northern Colorado Reservoirs

A 45-day public comment period is now underway for a proposal to build two new reservoirs in Northern Colorado that requires federal approval.

06/24/2015

Union Reservoir (credit: ci.longmont.co.us)

Longmont Man, Firm Fined Over Sewage In Reservoir

A federal judge has fined a Longmont man and his self-storage company for illegally discharging sewage from the company into Union Reservoir in Longmont.

07/29/2013

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New EPA Rule Lowers Risk For ‘Good Samaritans’

Volunteers who want to clean up thousands of polluted mine sites across the West will now face less legal risk.

12/12/2012

The Animas River (credit: usgs.gov)

EPA Clean Water Proposal Draws Caution, Support

Kayakers, conservationists and other backers of an Environmental Protection Agency effort to keep Colorado waters clean are gathering Tuesday to demonstrate their support for the agency’s efforts.

07/26/2011

An image of the paint dumping (credit: CBS)

State Health: Arapahoe County Likely Broke Law By Dumping Paint

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has notified Arapahoe County Commissioners that a county crew may have violated state laws and regulations when they dumped gallon after gallon of road striping paint.

05/24/2011

An image of the paint dumping (credit: CBS)

Health Investigators Descend On Illegal Dump Site, County Promises Action

Investigators sought out and found the site where it appears hundreds of gallons of road striping paint was dumped by a county public works crew.

05/03/2011

John Harris, right, talks with CBS4's Brian Maass (credit: CBS)

CBS4 Investigation Exposes Illegal Dumping By Arapahoe County

A CBS4 investigation has uncovered Arapahoe County Public Works employees illegally pumping hundreds, maybe thousands of gallons of paint.

05/02/2011

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