The EPA spills 1 million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste into a Colorado river

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Image via Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP MANDATORY CREDIT On Wednesday of this week, like so many days of so many other weeks, environmental workers were using heavy equipment to clean up an area near a disused mine. This time, near Durango, Colorado , something went wrong—and approximately one million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste spilled into Cement Creek, which feeds into the Animas River and flows toward New Mexico. Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the spill won’t impact drinking water in the area, local and federal officials are warning against water-related recreational activities until the plume of wastewater passes. Read the rest of The EPA spills 1 million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste into a Colorado river

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Fuelled by drought conditions, California fire is completely unpredictable

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The 70,000 acre Rocky Fire that is still raging near Clear Lake California has defied firefighter’s predictions of how a wildfire should behave. It has already crossed highways, fire lines and other barriers which were expected to contain it. On Saturday, the fire grew by 22,000 acres, engulfing an area of land that had been predicted to take a week to burn. More than 3,600 firefighters are now fighting the fire, which is currently 40 percent contained. Read the rest of Fuelled by drought conditions, California fire is completely unpredictable

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