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General News    H3'ed 8/9/15

Toxic plume from Colorado mine spill reaches New Mexico

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A contaminated plume of waste water accidentally released from a Colorado gold mine by U.S. environmental agency workers has spread downstream and reached northern New Mexico. Utilities for the New Mexico towns of Aztec and Farmington have shut out river water from their systems to prevent contamination from the plume, which reached the state line between Colorado and New Mexico on Friday. Officials have not reported any deaths to wildlife from the spill or any illnesses due to contaminants among people in the region.
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