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Nearly four million litres of contaminated water leaks into Colorado river system

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Nearly four million litres of contaminated water leaks into Colorado river system

<p>In the US nearly four million litres of waste <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/10/431223703/epa-says-it-released-3-million-gallons-of-contaminated-water-into-river">water containing toxins</a> has been a leaked into a local river system in Colorado.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency said a team of US regulators probing contamination at a gold mine had accidentally released the water, which is orange coloured and contains metals. </p> <p>Health officials warned water users living downstream to turn off intakes and avoid water-borne recreational activity until the contaminated water has passed.</p>