EPA Chief on Toxic Colorado Spill: 'This River Is Restoring Itself'

August 14, 2015 5:48 PM

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EPA Chief on Toxic Colorado Spill: 'This River Is Restoring Itself'

A river that turned a troubling shade of orange after toxic waste was accidentally released into it a week ago is "restoring itself," the country's top environmental official said Thursday.

Speaking at the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico, on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters that the water quality has returned to "pre-incident conditions" after toxic sludge from an abandoned gold mine upstream in southern Colorado flowed into it...

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