EPA: Tests Show Water Sent To Navajo Nation Met Standards

October 15, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says new tests on water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after a Colorado mine waste spill indicate the water met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation.

The EPA released the results Tuesday, two months after farmers and Navajo officials said the water delivered by a contractor contained oil. The agency says the results are consistent with earlier tests.

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