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EPA Admits They Released 3 Million Gallons of Contaminated Water into Colorado River [VIDEO]

The Animas River in southwest Colorado has been turned orange due to the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally releasing three million gallons of contaminated water from a mine. 

The EPA was using heavy equipment in order to install a drainage pipe at the Gold King Mine when they released zinc, iron and contaminants into runoff which eventually lead to the Animas river.

Since the spill happened on August 6, the contaminated water has reached the San Juan River in New Mexico.

Officials are warning farmers, anglers, and residents near the river to avoid the water until at least August 17.

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EPA Admits They Released 3 Million Gallons of Contaminated Water into Colorado River [VIDEO]