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Animas River Spill

Rita Daniels

New Mexico’s attorney general is filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against Colorado. The suit calls into question how abandoned mines were handled in Colorado before the Gold King Mine spill. 

New Mexico's Natural World

Oct 22, 2015
Rita Daniels

In the last few months, KUNM's Rita Daniels has visited one of the largest bat populations in North America, waded out into the Animas River with a biologist to collect bugs and met with children at country fairs who were bringing their goats to market.

A Bittersweet Farewell to Goats Olaf And Sven: Kids from Sandoval County have been raising animals in anticipation of the annual fair

Biologists: Animas River Fish And Bugs Ok, So Far

Aug 18, 2015
Rita Daniels

Farmers and livestock owners are free to draw water from the San Juan and Animas rivers again after 3 million gallons of mine waste spilled into the watershed. No one knows what the long-term effects of the contamination will be on wildlife in the rivers, but biologists are tracking the spill’s impact.