EPA's McCarthy: Contaminated water from Colorado mine will spread

August 11, 2015 8:57 PM

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy warned Tuesday that millions of gallons of contaminated water from a Colorado mine now surging along Colorado's Animas River could eventually impact Mexico, Utah and the Navajo nation.

McCarthy also told a press conference the agency is still trying to determine how it accidentally unleashed the wastewater into the river and vowed to use the “full breadth of the agency” to clean up the mess.

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