New Mexico first to issue plans to sue EPA, Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

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New Mexico first to issue plans to sue EPA, Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

Gold King Mine’s adit, which is about 10 feet wide and 15 feet, is where a blowout occurred on Aug. 5, 2015, sending an orange, heavy-metal laced sludge into the Animas River. The spill eventually polluted rivers in three states. On Thursday, New Mexico officials announced they plan to sue the federal government, the state of Colorado and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill.

New Mexico first to issue plans to sue EPA, Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

Gold King Mine’s adit, which is about 10 feet wide and 15 feet, is where a blowout occurred on Aug. 5, 2015, sending an orange, heavy-metal laced sludge into the Animas River. The spill eventually polluted rivers in three states. On Thursday, New Mexico officials announced they plan to sue the federal government, the state of Colorado and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill.
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