New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions to aid mine spill payouts

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New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions to aid mine spill payouts

A worker walks around one of the five retentions ponds constructed below the Gold King Mine that are collecting sediment before entering Cement Creek as seen on Aug. 19, 2015, north of Silverton. Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for the spill that turned the Animas River a mustard-orange color for several days.

New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions to aid mine spill payouts

A worker walks around one of the five retentions ponds constructed below the Gold King Mine that are collecting sediment before entering Cement Creek as seen on Aug. 19, 2015, north of Silverton. Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for the spill that turned the Animas River a mustard-orange color for several days.
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