La Plata County OKs draft agreement with EPA on mine spill remediation

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La Plata County OKs draft agreement with EPA on mine spill remediation

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This photo, taken Aug. 8, three days into the Gold King Mine spill, shows the temporary tint the wastewater left on the Animas River as it ran through Durango. On Tuesday, La Plata County commissioners gave unanimous support to a 10-year agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency that would provide $2.4 million from the federal agency for remedial efforts related to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill. The EPA has not approved the agreement.

La Plata County OKs draft agreement with EPA on mine spill remediation

This photo, taken Aug. 8, three days into the Gold King Mine spill, shows the temporary tint the wastewater left on the Animas River as it ran through Durango. On Tuesday, La Plata County commissioners gave unanimous support to a 10-year agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency that would provide $2.4 million from the federal agency for remedial efforts related to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill. The EPA has not approved the agreement.
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