Colorado Mine Spill 2015: Gov Hickenlooper Declares State Of Emergency After EPA Waste Water Breach

Colorado Monday allocated $500,000 to assist in the cleanup and containment of 3 million gallons of wastewater released into the Animas River from a mine-related accident. The wastewater blowout occurred as the Environmental Protection Agency worked on an old mine in the southwest of the state five days ago. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a disaster emergency for the river, which winds from Colorado into northern New Mexico and Utah. The emergency declaration frees $500,000 from...

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