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(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.

Mine Spill Into Animas River 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds Say

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.

08/10/2015

(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.

3 Million Gallons Of Metal-Laden Water Reaches Animas River, Worried Residents Await Information

Gov. John Hickenlooper is preparing a State of Emergency for the areas in southwest Colorado along the Animas River. Both the town of Durango and La Plata County have already issued their own emergency orders.

08/10/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Durango Businesses Dealt Blow By Animas River Spill

Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.

08/09/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Thousands Of Mines With Toxic Water Lie Under The West

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.

08/09/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA On Wastewater Into Animas: ‘Long-Term Impact’

Toxic wastewater from a mine continues to spill into the Animas River in La Plata County and has reached the confluence with the San Juan River in New Mexico.

08/08/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Wastewater From Colorado Mine Flows Toward New Mexico, Utah

An eerie yellow sludge that poured out of a shuttered gold mine and into a southwestern Colorado river was inching its way downstream toward New Mexico and Utah.

08/08/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

Wastewater Continues Spilling Into Now-Orange Animas River

One million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.

08/07/2015

The spill in the Animas River (credit: The Durango Herald)

1 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Spilling Into Animas River Near Silverton

One million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.

08/06/2015

(credit: CBS)

Durango City Council Clarifies Sanctuary City Classification

The Durango City Council hopes to clarify an issue that has caused a lot of confusion. The council will vote on Tuesday night that it is not a sanctuary city.

08/04/2015

The sculpture in Durango (credit: The Durango Herald)

City-Owned Sculpture In Durango A Total Loss After Vandals Strike

Vandals destroyed a sculpture that was a target of public ridicule in Durango.

08/02/2015

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