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A creek flowing to the Colorado River turned black. Now the state has sued the alleged polluter.

Residents near Altair began complaining that Skull Creek reeked of chemicals. The Texas attorney general's office says a local company is to blame.

Contaminated black water flows through Skull Creek and crosses over a country road downstream from Inland Environmental & Re…
Julie Schmidt purchased 10 acres of land along Skull Creek with her husband in December of 2018. Schmidt says the odor is so…
Colorado Co. Judge Ty Prause at the courthouse in Columbus, Texas on April 14, 2019.
Downstream from Inland Environmental & Remediation, Inc., contaminated water empties from Skull creek into the Colorado Rive…
Downstream from Inland Environmental & Remediation, Inc., contaminated water empties from Skull creek into the Colorado Rive…
Black residue on the banks of Skull Creek near Columbus on April 14, 2019.
Earthen dams separate black water (top)  from muddy water (bottom) at Inland Environmental & Remediation, Inc., south of Col…
Inland Environmental & Remediation Inc. is located on Skull Creek, near Columbus, Texas. April 15, 2019.

“Do something about it"

Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District board member Andrew Labay, who is also a fisheries biologist, near pollute…
Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District Board Member Andrew Labay, who is also a fisheries biologist, holds a rock…

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