The Polluted (And Bright Orange ) Animas River Has Reopened To Public

Briefly: The Animas river, which turned sickly orange last week after 11.35 megalitres of toxic waste rushed in from the Gold King Mine during an EPA cleanup incident, reopened to the public on Friday, The Associated Press reports. "The data show levels of contamination are below what would be a concern for human health during typical recreational exposure," the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said. And we didn't even need to deploy the shade balls!

[Associated Press]

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