New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

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New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

State says both responsible for Gold King Mine’s ‘devastating impact’
Ranchers near Shiprock, N.M., in the Navajo Nation had water shut off in August 2015 after heavy-metal tainted mine wastewater reached them. Now, the state of New Mexico is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and Gold King Mine owners for its impacts on downstream communities after an EPA-contracted crew breached the mine north of Silverton on Aug. 5.

New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

Ranchers near Shiprock, N.M., in the Navajo Nation had water shut off in August 2015 after heavy-metal tainted mine wastewater reached them. Now, the state of New Mexico is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and Gold King Mine owners for its impacts on downstream communities after an EPA-contracted crew breached the mine north of Silverton on Aug. 5.
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