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Gold King Mine Release Durango Business FAQs

August 5, 2015 – the day Durango’s river turned yellow. On August 5th the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was conducting an investigation of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. While excavating an adit, pressurized water began leaking above the mine tunnel, releasing an estimated three million gallons of water into Cement Creek which flows directly into the Animas River. While the river has since...

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