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Colorado Spill A Blip In Legacy Of Leaking Abandoned Mines

It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said.

08/14/2015

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Animas River Open To Public, Recreation After Contamination

The Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.

08/14/2015

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Owner Of Gold King Mine In ‘Disbelief’ At Spill Caused By EPA

What happened last week was not expected even by the gold king mine’s owner Todd Hennis.

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)

Damages In Mine Spill Will Take Years To Tabulate

The spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states.

08/13/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper drinks from the Animas River (credit: Durango Herald)

Gov. Hickenlooper Takes Statement-Making Gulp From Animas River

To make a point about its safety, the governor drank water straight from the Animas River, as captured by the Durango Herald.

08/13/2015

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

Congressional Committee Asks For Investigation Into Animas River Contamination

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.

08/12/2015

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in Durango on Aug. 12 (credit: CBS)

EPA: ‘Make It Right’ On Animas River Contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency is promising to “make it right” when it comes to the wastewater contamination of the Animas River.

08/12/2015

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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