State of emergency declared in Colorado over mine spill

August 10, 2015 5:10 AM

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State of emergency declared in Colorado over mine spill

The city of Durango and La Plata County announced the move, effective at noon Sunday, as the water contaminated with heavy metals including arsenic and lead continued flowing south into New Mexico.

"This action has been taken due to the serious nature of the incident and to convey the grave concerns that local elected officials have to ensure that all appropriate levels of state and federal resources are brought to bear to assist our community not only in actively managing this tragic incident...

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