EPA: Colorado Mine Toxic Waste Spill Larger Than First Reported

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People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

 

DENVER—The Environmental Protection Agency says the mine waste spill into Colorado waters is much larger than originally estimated.

The agency said the amount of heavy-metal laced water that leaked from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River, turning the water a mucky orange and then yellow, is three times larger than its initial estimate. Continue reading