A year after the Gold King Mine disaster that dumped millions of gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River, EPA crews are still preparing to stabilize the mine to gain access for cleanup.
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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner joined fellow lawmakers Thursday in a push to ensure faster Environmental Protection Agency reimbursement of counties for costs related to the Gold King Mine disaster.
Stabilization work is set to begin Saturday at the Gold King Mine in southwest Colorado as part of continued cleanup efforts at the site following last summer’s massive wastewater spill.
New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its neighbor to the north should be held responsible for the contamination caused by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill as well as decades of toxic drainage from mines near the headwaters of the Animas River.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Steve Way, who is the on-site coordinator at the Gold King and other mines contaminating Animas River headwaters, is retiring as the feds begin soil and water tests ahead of a Superfund cleanup.