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AG Coffman In Durango To Question Head Of EPA About Toxic Spill

Elected officials in Colorado and New Mexico are in Durango Wednesday with questions for the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about why it took so long to report the spill of toxic water into the Animas River.

08/12/2015

(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.

Navajo Nation Says It Feels Brunt Of Colorado Mine Leak

At the Gold King Mine, Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, couldn’t help but see the concerned faces of his people.

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

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Rafting Industry, Tourism Business React To Animas River Contamination

For rafting and fishing businesses, this year was set to be one of the best but that all changed last week after the massive spill of wastewater on the Animas River.

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

Gov. John Hickenlooper at a fish hatchery in Durango (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper On Mine Spill: ‘We Take This As A Catalyst’

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday personally inspected the Animas River after the massive spill of wastewater.

08/11/2015

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

Top EPA Official Takes Responsibility For Mine Spill

Townspeople watching millions of gallons of orange-colored mine waste flow through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about possible long-term threats to their water supply.

08/11/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Animas River in Durango on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Goes To See Mine Spill Impact

Colorado’s governor is visiting a stretch of river contaminated by yellow wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine.

08/11/2015

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Durango Mayor: Animas River Spill ‘Catastrophic For The Community’

The now notorious orange plume is clearing in Durango, but the problems the toxic sludge left behind go far beyond the yellow tinge on river rocks still visible from downtown.

08/11/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

‘I Cannot Shower, I Cannot Cook, I Cannot Do Anything’ Says Woman Living On Animas River

The Animas River in southwestern Colorado will remain closed at least another week after millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into the river.

08/10/2015

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