More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

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More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

Company investigating cause, contaminates and amount spilled
BP personnel place absorbent material on top of the water in an irrigation ditch on Tuesday that flows near La Posta Road (County Road 213) and eventually into the Animas River south of Durango. BP has taken responsibility for a production-water spill in the area that flowed down the ditch and into the Animas River.

More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

BP personnel place absorbent material on top of the water in an irrigation ditch on Tuesday that flows near La Posta Road (County Road 213) and eventually into the Animas River south of Durango. BP has taken responsibility for a production-water spill in the area that flowed down the ditch and into the Animas River.

More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

Luis Lozano, who lives next to the site of a BP spill, said he fears the company won’t clean up the irrigation ditch used by his family.

More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

Luis Lozano stirs up mud in an irrigation ditch that flows through his property Tuesday near La Posta Road (County Road 213). A film of unknown material could be seen floating on top of the water. A spill from a BP American Production Co. well site released an unknown amount of produced water into the ditch.

More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

A spill from a BP American Production Co. well site released an unknown amount of produced water into an irrigation ditch south of Durango. Three days after the spill, it remained unknown what chemicals were released or how many gallons of wastewater may have escaped a pipeline.
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