US EPA website for Gold King Mine environmental disaster

Source: Site Profile EPA to hold second community meeting Herald Staff Report The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, to discuss the latest information about the toxic spill from Gold King Mine. The meeting will be held at the Miller Middle School Auditorium, 2608 Junction Street, Durango, […]

Gold King Mine spill reaching Lake Powell Wednesday, Aug. 12

PRESS RELEASE: Officials provide update on water contamination in San Juan County FARMINGTON, N.M. – Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) on Saturday, attended a public meeting at the Famirngton Civic Center in which New Mexico State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, State Engineer Tom […]

N.M. Congressman Ben R. Lujan demands “full accounting” of Gold King Mine spill

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on the recent spill of mine waste that has reached the Animas River. “The Animas River is a vital source of water to communities in San Juan County and the Navajo Nation, and this spill that has […]

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority monitoring water systems due to Gold King Mine spill

According to NTUA Deputy General Manger Rex Kontz, the water system from Farmington to Beclabito is not impacted. He said all NTUA water systems along that route are fed from a different system isolated from the San Juan River. This alternate system is also part of another larger water storage system. Authorities estimate that […]

Navajo Nation President demands EPA release contamination info

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye demands immediate release of contaminants released into the Animas River by the U.S. EPA WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.(8-6-15) — An environmental catastrophe. That is how many people are describing the Gold King Mine incident that occurred on August 5, around 10:30 a.m. A team working for the U.S. […]