KZMU News: Monday January 14, 2019

By January 14, 2019 KZMU News

In 2015, the Gold King mine spill near Silverton, Colorado sent toxic waste water into the Animas River watershed. Heavy metals flowed from waterways in Colorado through New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. The event drew attention to toxic drainage from similar abandoned mines throughout the country. Now folks are hoping ‘Good Samaritan’ legislation could help more communities clean up mine drainage. Our partners at Rocky Mountain Community Radio have the story.

[photo: KGNU/Rocky Mountain Community Radio]

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