Colorado official requests immunity for environmentalists cleaning up mines

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Colorado official requests immunity for environmentalists cleaning up mines

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A heavy machine works, left, as wastewater flows down a trough, right, at the site of the blowout at the Gold King Mine outside Silverton on Aug. 13, 2015. It will take years, if not decades, and many millions of dollars to clean up and manage the toxic wastewater from this Colorado mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals, affecting the livelihoods of residents in three states, according to some experts.

Colorado official requests immunity for environmentalists cleaning up mines

A heavy machine works, left, as wastewater flows down a trough, right, at the site of the blowout at the Gold King Mine outside Silverton on Aug. 13, 2015. It will take years, if not decades, and many millions of dollars to clean up and manage the toxic wastewater from this Colorado mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals, affecting the livelihoods of residents in three states, according to some experts.
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