EPA Responds to Toxic Sludge Spill as Storms Approach

The head of the environmental agency will travel to Colorado to visit the site of the devastating spill in the Animas River.
1:57 | 08/12/15

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spill, the emergency that continues. The tainted water. Arsenic from that mine spilling into the river. EPA promising to do everything possible to clean it up now. Clayton Sandell with the latest for us this morning. Reporter: David, good morning. Today the head of the EPA is coming here to see this disaster zone for herself and likely get an eefrl that think her response has been too little too late. This morning, the head of the EPA is taking full responsibility of the disaster that turned this river a toxic Orange. I'm absolutely deeply sorry that this ever happened. My message is, we're working as hard as we can. Reporter: Facing criticism mounting criticism when the agency -- It's in ever sense unacceptable. Officials say levels of toxics arsenic and lead are returning to Normal. But it could still cause problems. The concern is, all of this toxic sludge will be washed back into the river and on the move again. Downstream, tourists in Utah warned the plume is coming. You're not suppose to use your water. Reporter: But there's some good news, biologists say some of the tiniest wild life in its path are surviving. The fact that it was here and still alive is encouraging. Reporter: Now, even though contamination levels here are dropping and officials now say they don't expect any health problems for people this river will remain shut down until more tests give the water the all-clear. Robin. Rightfully so, Clayton, thank you.

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