On Aug. 6, people kayaked in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored yellow from a mine waste spill.
On Aug. 6, people kayaked in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored yellow from a mine waste spill. Jerry McBride The Associated Press
On Aug. 6, people kayaked in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored yellow from a mine waste spill. Jerry McBride The Associated Press

Joel R. Reynolds: Colorado spill exposes the myth of mine safety

August 15, 2015 09:00 AM