Spill turns Colorado river yellow

BBC: A toxic leak of wastewater that has turned a Colorado river mustard yellow is three times larger than US officials had originally estimated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now says that three million gallons of wastewater spilled from an abandoned mine last week. The EPA does not believe wildlife is in significant danger because the sludge moved so quickly downstream. Local authorities took steps to protect drinking water supplies and farms. The spill began on 5 August when......

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