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LISTEN: Who Pays For Animas And San Juan River Cleanup?

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Johnathan Thompson
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High Country News
The Animas River south of Durango, Colorado, as the plume of contamination flowed by.

KUNM Call In Show 8/20 8a: The mustard-yellow plume has passed and the Animas and San Juan rivers are now open again. But how long will the toxic chemicals from the Gold King Mine spill linger? We'll find out what's being done to clean up the rivers - and ask, who should pay for it? Can mining companies be held accountable? Should the EPA pay because they triggered the spill?

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Guests:

  • Marisa Demarco, Public Health New Mexico reporter, KUNM
  • Tommy Roberts, Mayor of Farmington, NM
  • Clifford Villa, UNM Law Professor specializing in environmental law
  • Andy Corra, owner, 4Corners Riversports, Durango, CO