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Animas River (credit: CBS)

Utah Lawmakers To Be Briefed On Massive Mine Waste Spill

State lawmakers are expected to be briefed on a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that sent toxic wastewater flowing into Utah and at least two other states.

08/18/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In Colorado

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.

08/17/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

River In Colorado Reopens As Toxic Plume Reaches Lake Powell

A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell — a huge reservoir 300 miles downstream that feeds the Colorado River and supplies water to the Southwest.

08/14/2015

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Thursday’s Mine Spill Timeline: Mine Leak Water Has Likely Reached Lake Powell

A timeline of the latest events regarding the toxic mine spill in the Animas River.

08/13/2015

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EPA Test Results Show Mine Spill Unleashed Highly Toxic Stew

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said its surface-water testing done before, during and after 3 million gallons of mine waste flowed through Colorado show very high levels of heavy metals.

08/13/2015

Animas River retention pools at the Gold King Mine (credit: CBS)

Wednesday’s Mine Spill Timeline: EPA Head To Visit New Mexico To Address Spill

A timeline of Wednesday’s news about the mine spill in the Animas River.

08/12/2015

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Toxicologist Skeptical Of Early Animas River Reports, Metals Are ‘Long Term Poisons’

People who live along the Animas River could be ingesting the contaminated water in any number of ways, from drinking it to showering in it, and the fear is how much exposure those people have had.

08/12/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Fearing Stigma, Colorado Contested Superfund Status For Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took full responsibility Tuesday for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help.

08/11/2015

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Tuesday’s Mine Spill Timeline: EPA Chief To Visit Areas Affected By Mine Spill

A timeline of Tuesday’s news about the mine spill in the Animas River.

08/11/2015

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Mesa County Woman Recovering From Rabbit Fever

Health experts say a Mesa County woman is recovering after being hospitalized for tularemia, also known as rabbit fever.

08/09/2015

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