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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 Wednesday (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

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

Experts See Long-Term Calamity From Colorado Mine Spill

The toxic waste gushing from a Colorado mine and threatening downstream water supplies in at least three states will continue to be dangerous whenever contaminated sediments get stirred up from the river bottom, authorities said Wednesday.

08/12/2015

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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

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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

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Fearing Stigma, Colorado Contested Superfund Status For Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took full responsibility Tuesday for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help.

08/11/2015

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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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