NBC news anchor Lester Holt airs a news story last year in August 2015 about the toxic spill into the Animas River

NBC news anchor Lester Holt airs a news story last year in August 2015 about the toxic spill into the Animas River

Last summer, the Navajo Nation was in the national news after a toxic spill occured at the Gold King Mine near Durango, Colo. For a few weeks the Animas River was toxic acidic waste water, and Navajos were enraged. The river runs through several Navajo communities, including Shiprock, NM. This week, on Sept. 7, the U.S. EPA announced the Gold King Mine will become a Superfund site.