Bennet, Gardner tell EPA to set an example for Animas River cleanup

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Bennet, Gardner tell EPA to set an example for Animas River cleanup

Colorado senators visit Durango to assess damage
Andy Corra, center, co-owner of 4 Corners Riversports in Durango, talks with Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, right, and Cory Gardner, left, on a bridge over the Animas River on Sunday morning in Durango. The politicians were getting a firsthand look of the damage done to the river after the Gold King Mine spilled about 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water Wednesday.
U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, right, and Michael Bennet, next from right, stand on the pedestrian bridge that spans the Animas River behind the Powerhouse Science Center on Sunday in Durango. The river remains closed after toxic mine waste was unleashed Wednesday into the waterway above Silverton.
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Shaun McGrath, EPA administrator for Region 8 in Denver, said residents can file a claim for loss of employment or loss of revenue. To get the form, visit www.epaosc.org/GoldKingMine and click on Standard Form 95.

Bennet, Gardner tell EPA to set an example for Animas River cleanup

Andy Corra, center, co-owner of 4 Corners Riversports in Durango, talks with Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, right, and Cory Gardner, left, on a bridge over the Animas River on Sunday morning in Durango. The politicians were getting a firsthand look of the damage done to the river after the Gold King Mine spilled about 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water Wednesday.
U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, right, and Michael Bennet, next from right, stand on the pedestrian bridge that spans the Animas River behind the Powerhouse Science Center on Sunday in Durango. The river remains closed after toxic mine waste was unleashed Wednesday into the waterway above Silverton.
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