Navajo Nation declares state of emergency over 'tragic' spill

August 12, 2015 4:00 AM

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The toxic mining waste that turned the Animas River orange could be trouble for farmers and ranchers in Navajo Nation

As a precautionary measure, the Navajo Nation has asked citizens to keep livestock away from the San Juan River and stop diverting water from the river for crops. That means farmers like Lorenzo Bates are beginning to plan for the worst.

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