E.P.A. Treating Toxic Water From Abandoned Colorado Mine After Accident

August 12, 2015 4:00 AM

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E.P.A. Treating Toxic Water From Abandoned Colorado Mine After Accident

The agency is treating the toxic water as it pours out, said David Ostrander, a regional emergency response director for the E.P.A.

Colorado, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation have declared states of emergency. And the Colorado governor, John W. Hickenlooper, visited the contaminated river on Tuesday, speaking to residents in Durango who have been barred from using the Animas River because of the spill.

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