DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4) – Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.
The problem comes at the climax of a busy tourism season. On Sunday the city of Durango and La Plata County declared a local emergency.READ MORE: Demand For COVID Testing Increases With Arrival Of Omicron Variant
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More than a million gallons of toxic wastewater passed through the town on Friday. One local expert told CBS4 the water has returned to a more normal color but orange sediment still lines the river’s edgeMORE NEWS: State Lawmakers Vow Change After Allegations Of Funeral Homes Selling Body Parts, Giving Families False Cremains
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to hold a second public meeting Sunday night.