Navajo Nation

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Workers Had No Way To Get Word Out After Toxic Spill

Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine.

08/27/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

New Documents Raise More Questions About Colorado Mine Spill

Documents released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine.

08/24/2015

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

Navajo Nation President Poised To OK River Water For Crops

Federal officials say the quality of San Juan River water on the Navajo Nation has returned to what it was before a spill at a Colorado gold mine sent toxic sludge into the waterway.

08/20/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In Colorado

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.

08/17/2015

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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)

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

(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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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

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

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