Action to deal with Animas River contamination slow moving

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Action to deal with Animas River contamination slow moving

Officials, community wait on definitive results about toxic metals

Gold King Mine photos by the Environmental Protection Agency show the progression of the toxic wastewater dump that took place Wednesday, Aug. 5, north of Silverton.

Community meeting

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday to discuss the latest information about the toxic spill from Gold King Mine. The meeting will be held at the Miller Middle School Auditorium, 2608 Junction Street. The meeting will be live-streamed. The link to listen to the public meeting will be posted to the La Plata County website at, San Juan Basin Health Department's website at, La Plata County Government Facebook and San Juan Basin Health Department Facebook pages.
La Plata County has set up a call center for the public. Call 385-8700. The EPA has set up a website about the Gold King Mine incident. Visit it at

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