Animas River toxic spill: 'This is a real mess'

August 11, 2015 12:45 AM

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Animas River toxic spill: 'This is a real mess'

(CNN)While the mustard-yellow hue of the Animas River is fading, leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years to come from heavy metals such as lead and mercury that spilled into the water.

"This is a real mess," said Max Costa, chair of the department of environmental medicine at New York University School of Medicine. "These levels are shocking."

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