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Restrictions to remain for rivers hardest hit by Colorado mine waste spill

Some residents who live downstream from the mine have reported water discoloration, but there has been no immediate evidence of harm to people, livestock or wildlife, according to EPA officials.


TWO rivers in Colorado and New Mexico hit hardest by toxic waste spilled from a defunct gold mine will remain closed to drinking water and irrigation intakes for at least another week, but test samples show a gradual ebbing of contamination, environmental officials said on Tuesday