State, federal officials clash over health of Animas River

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State, federal officials clash over health of Animas River

EPA asks Hickenlooper to curb remarks about river’s health

State, federal officials clash over health of Animas River

Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, looks at a fish trap being held by Jim White, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, on Tuesday on the banks of the Animas River. The governor toured the Durango fish hatchery before giving an address from Rotary Park on the status of the tainted Animas River.
The Animas River shows more signs of clearing Tuesday afternoon, six days after the Gold King Mine blowout contaminated it with wastewater.
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