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New lawsuit against EPA for Gold King Mine spill

2018-8-12 · Colorado''s Animas River turned a shade of yellow after the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015. ( Image from archives) Almost 300 Navajo farmers and ranchers filed a lawsuit against the U.S ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Draft Monitoring Plan Following Gold ...

2017-12-18 · WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a draft monitoring plan to further evaluate pre- and post-incident conditions following the August 5 Gold King Mine release in Colorado. "EPA has been sampling conditions since the spill to ensure the safety of residents in the watershed," said EPA Administrator Gina ...

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Press Releases and Updates for Gold King Mine ...

2021-9-19 · Emergency Response to August 2015 Release from Gold King Mine. On August 5, 2015, EPA was conducting an investigation of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, to: assess the feasibility of further mine remediation. While excavating above the old adit, pressurized water began leaking above the mine tunnel, spilling about three million ...

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A Reflection on the Gold King Mine Incident | The EPA Blog

2016-8-1 · A Reflection on the Gold King Mine Incident. By Mathy Stanislaus. Today, we are releasing a new publication, One Year After the Gold King Mine Incident: A Retrospective of EPA''s Efforts to Restore and Protect Communities.The report details our efforts — including the projects and groups we have funded — to protect the areas around the Gold King Mine (GKM) and prevent another spill like ...

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EPA: High levels of toxic metal in Animas River water ...

2015-8-13 · A spill containing lead and arsenic from the abandoned Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colo., leaked into the Animas River, which flows into the San Juan …

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GOLD KING MINE SPILL UPDATE

2018-11-21 · Acidic mine water containing sediment and heavy metals discharged into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River, and into New Mexico where the Animas River joins the San Juan River before flowing into the Navajo Nation and Utah and Lake Powell. August 5, 2015 . Gold King Mine Blowout. 2 Photo by Julie O''Hare, used with permission.

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U.S. EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response Efforts for ...

2017-12-12 · Although EPA''s regulations state that it has six months to resolve a claim, EPA will make every effort to respond to Gold King Mine release claims as soon as possible. Claims must be presented to EPA within two years after the claim accrues. Complete the fillable PDF version of Standard Form 95

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No prosecution against EPA official linked to Gold King ...

2016-10-12 · September 29, 2016 EPA awards $260,000 more in grants in wake of Gold King Mine spill September 7, 2016 EPA puts Gold King Mine, other Colorado sites …

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Documents Related to the Gold King Mine Release | US EPA

2015-8-21 · Timeline of Released Documents. Jan. 13, 2017 Update. EPA released an internal report on its emergency response capacity. Following the Gold King Mine incident, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy requested senior leadership conduct a thorough assessment of its response, and make recommendations to improve the agency''s readiness to address future emergency incidents.

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Gold King Mine Release Emergency Removal Action: …

2021-9-4 · Region 6 Outreach Efforts in Response to the Gold King Mine spill 25 Gold King Mine Accomplishments as of Thursday November 19, 2015 25 Addendum 2 - Region 9 27 I. Community Profiles and Concerns, 27 II. Community Involvement Activities 45 …

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Hey, Congress, Quit Blaming the EPA | NRDC

2021-8-1 · Photo: Eric Vance/EPA. An investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at Colorado''s Gold King mine went badly awry earlier this month, triggering a spill of zinc, iron, copper, and ...

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EPA''s motion to dismiss Gold King lawsuit denied

The U.S. government''s motion to dismiss a $2 billion lawsuit over the 2015 Gold King Mine Spill was denied by a federal judge Feb. 28. The suit was filed by the Navajo Nation, 300 of its members ...

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On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado''s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement of its claims against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several EPA contractors (who thus far have not been held responsible, accountable or liable) for their alleged negligence in allowing ...

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2020-9-8 · Recalling EPA''s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1. September 8, 2020. By Duggan Flanakin. Originally posted on Eurasia Review. Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution. On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the ...

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Gold King Mine 2015 Release

2019-3-28 · Update March 21, 2019. A federal judge rejected efforts by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contractors to avoid responsibility for their role in causing the 2015 Gold King Mine release, a massive spill of three million gallons of toxic mining waste that contaminated rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

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Gold King Mine Spill Update: New Mexico Sues EPA ...

2016-6-7 · EPA''s woes over alleged mismanagement of the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015 continue with a new lawsuit recently filed by the State of New Mexico in federal district court in Albuquerque. The lawsuit names the EPA as a defendant, …

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Administrator Pruitt Visits Gold King Mine on ...

2017-8-4 · Silverton, Colo — On the eve of the two-year anniversary of Gold King Mine spill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited the site outside Silverton, Colorado to discuss his commitment to those affected by the release of 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into the Cement Creek and Animas River. "EPA should be held to the same standard as those we ...

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Gold King Mine Spill Update: New Mexico Sues EPA

2016-6-7 · EPA''s woes over alleged mismanagement of the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015 continue with a new lawsuit recently filed by the State of New Mexico in federal district court in Albuquerque.

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Gold King Mine spill: EPA says it won''t pay $1.2 billion ...

2017-1-13 · Gold King Mine spill: EPA says it won''t pay $1.2 billion in damages over wastewater spill that turned rivers yellow. The 2015 Gold King Mine spill released 3 …

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Emergency Response Monitoring Data from the Gold King …

2015-9-3 · August 17, 2015 Update: The US EPA is leading response efforts associated with the Gold King Mine Spill and have sent staff to the Glen Canyon area for local response efforts. Sampling was conducted in locations at the confluence of the San …

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Update: EPA Settles Suit by Utah over Massive Gold King ...

2020-8-6 · Update: EPA Settles Suit by Utah over Massive Gold King Mine Waste Spill WLF Legal Pulse. ... As discussed in our post, "evidence abounds that the Gold King Mine spill resulted from the negligence of EPA employees and contractors and the agency''s disregard of …

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Government investigators slam EPA in Colorado mine spill ...

2015-10-22 · The spill that fouled rivers in three states would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the Gold King Mine before digging into its entrance, Interior Department ...

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Gold King Mine release (2015): USGS water-quality data …

2021-9-24 · In response to the August 5, 2015, Gold King Mine Spill from the Bonita Peak Mining District that resulted in the release of three-million gallons of mine-impacted waters, the Utah Water Science Center, in partnership with the Utah Division of Water Quality, National Park Service, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, cored the San Juan and Colorado River deltas in multiple locations in Lake Powell...

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Gold King Mine spill: EPA says it won''t pay $1.2 billion ...

2017-1-13 · Gold King Mine spill: EPA says it won''t pay $1.2 billion in damages over wastewater spill that turned rivers yellow. The 2015 Gold King Mine spill released 3 million gallons of wastewater tainted ...

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Gold King Mine Spill: EPA Response and Related Issues

2016-10-21 · Gold King Mine Spill: EPA Response and Related Issues August 17, 2015 (IN10341) | | David M. Bearden, Specialist in Environmental Policy ([email protected], 7-2390) Mary Tiemann, Specialist in Environmental Policy ([email protected], 7-5937) On August 5, 2015, a surge of acid mine drainage (AMD) wastewater spilled from the Gold King Mine ...

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Recalling EPA''s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1 – Watts ...

2020-9-6 · Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution. Duggan Flanakin. On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State of Utah announced an agreement that ends the state''s …

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Frequent Questions Related to Gold King Mine Response | …

2017-3-16 · The Gold King Mine incident on Aug. 5, 2015 released approximately 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage. In comparison, roughly 5.4 million gallons per day of acid mine drainage discharges from the 48 historic mines/mining-related sources in the Bonita Peak Mining District.