Officials continue to deal with effect of mine spill

August 10, 2015 12:05 PM

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Officials continue to deal with effect of mine spill

FARMINGTON, N.M. — As officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said the Gold King Mine discharged an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated water into the Animas River, officials with the Navajo Nation, San Juan County and New Mexico are trying to keep residents informed.

EPA Region 8 administrator Shaun McGrath said Sunday the EPA is looking at the possibility of long-term damage related to toxic metals falling out of suspension as the plume slowly moved along the river.

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