Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Given Notice Of Pollution Suit.

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

* Environmental group announces intention to sue over spills of effluent into river

A Santa Fe-based environmental group Wednesday announced it intends to sue the city of Rio Rancho over "serious past and ongoing pollution of the Rio Grande" including a July overflow into the river.

"The notice of intent to sue comes in the wake of numerous major spills of untreated effluent during the summer which caused the state to issue health advisories warning people not to drink, swim or fish in the Rio Grande due to unsafe levels of fecal coliform," Forest Guardians spokesman and Director of Watershed Protection John Horning said in a news release. …

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