EPA targeted for lawsuits in wake of toxic spill in river in Colorado

August 12, 2015 12:52 AM

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Victims of the contamination of the Animas River in Colorado could take the Environmental Protection Agency to court to seek damages, but it could be a long, tough legal battle that may not pay off at the end, according to environmental law experts.

The spill of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the river by a team of EPA contractors has infuriated residents and local officials who live along the winding 126-mile-long waterway and spurred some to threaten lawsuits. The head of the Navajo Nation, Russell Begaye, downriver f...

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