EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in Animas

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EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in Animas

In this photograph from Aug. 12, 2015, water flows through a series of retention ponds set up after a spill at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new report that estimates 880,000 pounds of metals may have been dumped into the Animas River during the 3 million gallon wastewater spill after a blowout at the Gold King Mine above Silverton on Aug. 5, 2015.

EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in Animas

In this photograph from Aug. 12, 2015, water flows through a series of retention ponds set up after a spill at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new report that estimates 880,000 pounds of metals may have been dumped into the Animas River during the 3 million gallon wastewater spill after a blowout at the Gold King Mine above Silverton on Aug. 5, 2015.
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