- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Researchers studying the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine are looking for participants from three communities in the Navajo Nation.

The Farmington Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1UWhg72 ) that researchers from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University began studying the San Juan River last year but now are looking to create focus groups to study short-term exposure and perception of risk of residents who were impacted by the mine spill.

Last August 3 million gallons of tainted wastewater was released from the inactive Gold King Mine. The waste polluted the Animas and San Juan rivers in three states and two reservations.

Researchers are seeking participants from Shiprock and Upper Fruitland and in Aneth, Utah. Community meetings to explain the study are planned for all the communities.


Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com

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