Fallout from toxic sludge disaster taints EPA

August 12, 2015 1:41 PM

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Amid festering anger and fear across three states, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency headed to Colorado on Wednesday, a week after her organization uncorked a gusher of toxic waste in that state.

The accident sent more than 3 million gallons of sludge down the Animas River, which ran an unforgettable shade of highlighter yellow and hot mustard orange for more than a hundred miles. The plume triggered a state of emergency in Colorado and New Mexico, and sparked anxiety about belly-up fish and...

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