Gold King Mine
- The chairman of the House Science Committee called EPA's actions "inexcusable" in causing a toxic spill at an abandoned Colorado mine.Read more
- She leveled the accusation against the agency during a visit to the Navajo Nation on Tuesday.Read more
- The state found that metals from the trout in the Animas River were below detectable levels.Read more
- The community’s emergency relief fund has received only $14,000 to help victims of the spill.Read more
Workers were delayed in issuing a warning about the spill because they were trying to escape it, documents say.
- Workers were delayed in issuing a warning about the spill because they were trying to escape it, documents say.Read more
An agency report also found that "underestimation of the water pressure" in the mine was likely the most significant factor relating to the blowout.
It's a reversal for local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development.