Contamination found in northwestern NM rivers

April 8, 2014 • State News

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Bacteria from human waste may be entering several northwestern New Mexico rivers from septic systems or illegal dumping, according to unexpected preliminary results from an environmental group’s testing.

The San Juan Watershed Group collected the samples in 2013 in the Animas, La Plata and San Juan rivers in Colorado and in New Mexico, the Daily Times reported ( ).

Tests for E. coli in water in Colorado met state standards, but tests conducted at New Mexico sites in the Farmington area Login to read more

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