The city of Burlington has been fined nearly a million dollars for more than 2,100 violations of Colorado drinking water standards.
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.
Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.
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.
The water is finally safe to drink again for people living in St. Mary’s Glacier.
The mountain community of St. Mary’s Glacier hasn’t had drinking water for three weeks and it could still be days before they’re able to drink out of the tap.
St. Mary’s Glacier residents have been without drinking water for more than two weeks and it could be the weekend before they’re able to drink from the tap.
People who live in St. Mary’s Glacier are concerned after they haven’t been able to drink or use their water in 11 days.
In Boulder County there are high levels of e- coli and coliform in nearly 70 percent of homeowners’ wells since the flooding.
An attack is now under way to prevent the damage done by the two recent wildfires from getting worse. It’s a fight to save the reservoir providing drinking water to tens of thousands of people.