Water Pollution

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Everything You Need To Know About The Animas River Spill

CBS4’s Jeff Todd has covered the story since the beginning, so he answered some of the big questions in an effort to provide you with basic information on the many issues.

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

Biscayne National Park - a top scuba diving and fishing destination - is mostly water. Located at the southern tip of Florida, the park is also home to an large mangrove forest.  (Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com)

Celebrating #WorldOceansDay From Landlocked Colorado

Just like every action has a reaction, all rivers run to the sea. Despite living far inland from the seven salty bodies of water, the decisions we make in Colorado will eventually make their way back to the ocean.

06/08/2015

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CSU Gets $1.4M To Study Drilling Pollution

Colorado State University is working with an oil and gas drilling company on a study to minimize water pollution.

11/07/2012

Crews hope to find the source of contaminated water from the Pennsylvania Mine near Keystone this summer (credit: CBS)

Crews Work To Keep Zinc From Mine Out Of Local Waterways

Colorado’s mountains are covered with abandoned gold and silver mines. Those are often a source of contamination.

06/01/2012

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