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The Line: Animas River Spill

August 21, 2015 – Local, state and federal officials continue to test and monitor the Animas River after a recent toxic spill of wastewater from an abandoned mine in Colorado. The water is open again for recreation and irrigation but many questions remain about the potential long-term impacts of the spill.

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the response from the federal government and new legislation that aims to address cleanup costs related to abandoned mines across the country.

Diane Denish, former New Mexico lieutenant governor
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of
Harry Van Buren, professor at UNM Anderson School of Management