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‘River bottles’ found in area streams contain hazardous materials — don’t touch

Staff Report

An example of one of the bottles found in Colorado streams recently. Officials say the bottles contain hazardous substances and citizens should avoid contact if they encounter any such bottles.

Over the past week, residents of Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties have encountered an influx of bottles turning up on river banks. The bottles are similar in size to a water bottle but are easily recognizable, as they have all been mostly encapsulated in duct tape.

In most instances, the bottles have been filled with a blue or purple liquid and a paper-like substance. The contents of the bottles are corrosive and flammable; furthermore, the contents are hazardous to human health.

If encountered, do not move, touch or open the bottles. Instead, note the location and immediately contact local law enforcement.

Earlier this month local media outlets reported on river bottles turning up in sections of the Roaring Fork River. 

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