Colorado River Spill: Early Tests Show Little Threat to Fish, Wildlife

August 11, 2015 7:19 AM

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Colorado River Spill: Early Tests Show Little Threat to Fish, Wildlife

Preliminary tests on the once-toxically orange Animas River in Colorado indicate little danger to fish or other wildlife, authorities said Monday, five days after a spill sent contaminated water seeping into the river.

Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a state of emergency after the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that 3 million gallons of wastewater had spilled, three times as much as earlier estimates. The declaration will allow Hickenlooper to spend half a million dollars from the state's disaster fun...

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