Gold King Mine
- 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.
- The documents show that the EPA knew about the potential for a blow out last summer.Read more
- Shiprock Chapter President Duane "Chili" Yazzie says Friday's unanimous decision by more than 100 farmers was heart-wrenchingRead more