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Why Did The Animas River Turn Orange?

The EPA accidentally spilled millions of gallons of waste into a river, causing it to turn orange! Why did it change color?

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Emergency Response to August 2015 Release from Gold King Mine

“While excavating loose material that had collapsed into the cave entry, pressurized water began leaking above the mine tunnel, spilling about three million gallons of water stored behind the collapsed material into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River.”

Waste Spill from Colorado Mine Is Much Bigger Than First Believed

“Initially, the agency estimated that 1 million gallons of water laced with heavy metals flowed into the river, but on Sunday that estimate rose to 3 million gallons.”
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