Truck crash spills more waste from Colorado mine into creek
Credit: Associated Press
SILVERTON, Colo. — A truck hauling waste from a Colorado mine — the source of a 2015 spill that polluted rivers in three states — crashed into a creek on Monday, spilling at least some of its load into the water, authorities said.
The driver was not seriously injured, but about 9 cubic yards of sludge spilled into the water, officials said.
The sludge is a byproduct of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wastewater treatment plant cleaning up water draining from the inactive Gold King mine near Silverton in southwestern Colorado.
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