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Animas River Is Not Toxic, State Health Dept. Claims

One week after three million gallons of wastewater spilled into the Animas River in Durango, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tells 5280 that the river is safe—and they don’t expect any long-term health effects.

High + Dry

For decades, Crowley County’s farmers sold off their water, gallon by gallon. No one could have anticipated what would happen next.

Waste Not

Forget bottles, cans, and newspapers: The boldest form of recycling in Colorado is reusing the stuff you flush down the toilet. 

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