Monday, August 10, 2015

EPA Dumps 3 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into Major River

The Animus River initially turned orange from the sludge and is now green as the Governor of Colorado declares a state of emergency...

(CBS-Denver) 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. A photo sent to CBS4 on Sunday shows the change in the river’s color since Thursday, and piling of sediment on the sides of the river.

As this saga continues, many of the test results still have not been released to the public.

Durango residents are still wandering close to the edge of the river, but we’re told it no longer looks rust orange. The river is now closer to a greenish color.The Environmental Protection Agency said it now knows three million gallons of metal-laden water reached the river last Wednesday. Thousands of gallons per day followed until Sunday when retention ponds were finished...

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche