Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado’s Animas River.
The Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.
A congressional committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General to investigate the cause of the wastewater spill into the Animas River and the EPA response.
The Environmental Protection Agency is promising to “make it right” when it comes to the wastewater contamination of the Animas River.
A plume of orange muck that spilled from a Colorado mine has drifted about 55 miles downriver and is closing in on New Mexico.
Colorado health officials are requiring more monitoring and preventive measures from Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. as it cleans up contaminated groundwater moving off its refinery in Commerce City.
Some schools in Colorado have pulled cantaloupe from the menu after a health scare over listeria. The exact source of the contaminated cantaloupe hasn’t been determined, but the melon is from Rocky Ford.