Mine waste in Animas and San Juan Rivers looks better – for now, at least

August 13, 2015 1:35 AM

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Mine waste in Animas and San Juan Rivers looks better – for now, at least

A mine-water blowout fouled the Animas and San Juan Rivers in Colorado with toxic metals. Water quality is returning, but the long-range harm to aquatic life – fish and the insects they feed on – remains a concern.

For the handful of major communities along the Animas and San Juan Rivers in southwestern Colorado, it appears that the most visible, immediate effects one might expect to see from last week's toxic-mine-water blowout failed to materialize.

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