Animas River: 1 Million Gallons of Mine Wastewater Spills Into River in Colorado, Officials Say

The Environmental Protection Agency said its machinery triggered the spill, which turned the river orange and resulted in water quality warnings for residents on Thursday, The Denver Post reports.

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Animas River near Silverton, CLOSED to recreational use due to health threat after a million gallons of mine waste spills in to the river.
This aerial view of the yellow tint that has overtaken the river, and its become quite the sight-seeing attraction according to
media outlets in the area.
Health experts say there is no threat to the drinking water system,
and that the fish population has been nearly extinct for years due to continued water quality issues.

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