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Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Says No Risk From Colorado River Sediments

Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado’s Animas River.


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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.


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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.


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.


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Xcel Settlement Offers $447K For North Denver

Xcel Energy Inc. is providing $447,000 for environmental projects in north Denver to resolve a lawsuit alleging clean air violations.


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