Did this really happen?

Did this really happen?

A team of workers with the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of wastewater from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado, on Aug. 5, the agency said. It was initially estimated to be a third of that size at one million gallons, the EPA said.

The contaminated water contains heavy metals, including lead and arsenic, turning the river water into a murky orange and yellow color, ABC affiliate KMGH reported.

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 EPA’s statement on the release