Three Million Gallons of Contaminated Water Turns River Orange in Colorado

August 10, 2015 2:23 PM

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Three Million Gallons of Contaminated Water Turns River Orange in Colorado

The Animas River in Colorado has turned orange as a toxic spill continues to flow downstream and through to other states.

A team of workers with the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of waste water from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado, on Aug. 5, the agency said. It was initially estimated to be a third of that size at one million gallons, the EPA said.

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