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Navajo Nation Sends Back Oily-Smelling Water Tanks

 


Navajo President Russell Begaye has ordered police to confiscate large tanks full of water delivered to the reservation for farmers and ranchers to use for crops and livestock.

The water, which arrived in 16,000-gallon tanks, was intended to fill the gap caused on August 5 when Environmental Protection Agency crews working at Colorado’s Gold King Mine accidentally released three million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas and San Juan rivers. The spill prompted Navajo officials in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona to close access to the river and halt irrigation pumps while EPA officials tested the water.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/08/21/navajo-nation-sends-back-oily-smelling-water-tanks-161480

 

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