This is your Animas River after the EPA:
In an event that has led to health warnings and turned a river orange, the Environmental Protection Agency says one of its safety teams accidentally released contaminated water from a mine into the Animas River in southwest Colorado.
The spill, which sent heavy metals, arsenic and other contaminants into a waterway that flows into the San Juan National Forest, occurred Wednesday. The EPA initially said 1 million gallons of wastewater had been released, but that figure has risen sharply.Imagine the outcry if a coal company did this. News crews from around the nation showed up in Charleston, West Virginia, after an accidental spill of an industrial alcohol gave the water a licorice smell. The media demanded action.
Well, accidents happen.