August 12, 2015 / 9:49 PM / in 2 years

Colorado town to resume drawing drinking water from toxin-fouled river

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado health officials on Wednesday notified the city of Durango, just downstream from a toxic waste spill that turned a river orange one week ago, that water quality had returned to levels safe enough to resume drawing drinking supplies from the stream.

(Corrects to change headline to read “toxin-fouled” instead of “toxic-fouled”)

Reporting by Keith Coffman in Denver; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Sandra Maler

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