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Truck crash spills more waste from Colorado mine into creek

Jul 9, 2018

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — A truck hauling waste from a Colorado mine that caused a massive spill three years ago has crashed into a creek, spilling at least some of its load into the water.Authorities say the driver wasn't seriously injured in the crash Monday, but about 9 cubic yards (7 cubic meters) of waste sludge spilled into the creek.The sludge is a byproduct of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency treatment plant cleaning up water draining from the inactive Gold King mine. The EPA has previously said the sludge is not hazardous.Authorities say it doesn't appear the truck spilled any fuel.The Gold King was the source of a 2015 spill that released 3 million gallons (11.4 million liters) of potentially toxic wastewater, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.