Animas River

Interior Department Blames EPA for Colorado Toxic Waste Spill

An Interior Department investigation into the 3 million gallon toxic waste spill that turned Colorado’s Animas River orange in August places the blame squarely on the Environmental Protection Agency. Sources tell Breitbart News that the report may be the opening shot in a potential budget battle between the Department of the Interior and the EPA.

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EPA Continues to Hide Pollution Data on Colorado Toxic Spill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still won’t provide direct answers to questions about the water exfiltration rates and pollution levels at the Gold King mine immediately before and after the August 5 spill that sent 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River and turned it orange.

A settling pond is used at Cement Creek, which was flooded with millions of gallons of mining wastewater, on August 11, 2015 in Silverton, Colorado. The Environmental Protection Agency uses settling ponds to reduce the acidity of mining wastewater so that it carries fewer heavy metals. (Photo by

EPA Fails to Acknowledge It Coerced Mine Owner to Grant Access

The Environmental Protection Agency isn’t responding to claims by Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King mine in Colorado that the agency coerced him to grant access to his property. Once taking over, of course, EPA’s incompetent attempts to remove debris created a massive 3 million gallon toxic waste spill from the mine.

People kayaking in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., last Thursday, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The river is now closed indefinitely, with visitors warned to stay out.

EPA Causes Toxic Spill into Colorado River

Some of the major rivers and lakes of the Southwest, including the Colorado River, the San Juan River and Lake Powell, may turn polluted and dangerous after the Environmental Protection Agency badly managed a cleanup crew on Wednesday that was trying to drain water containing metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and copper from the Gold King Mine.