New Mexico Sues Colorado Over Huge 2015 Mine Waste SpillNew Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its northern neighbor should be held responsible for the contamination from a massive mine waste spill last year as well as decades of toxic drainage from mines near the headwaters of a shared river.
New Mexico Again Criticizes EPA Over Handling Of Mine SpillNew Mexico again criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three states, accusing the agency of lying about the seriousness of the blowout.
New Mexico Is 1st To Issue Plans To Sue EPA Over Colorado Mine SpillNew Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.
Wary Coloradans Weigh Superfund Cleanup After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials are touring toxic cleanup sites this week to see if the federal Superfund program is the best way to fix the Gold King Mine and other sites spilling wastewater into rivers.
People Could Be Recruited To Monitor Heavy Metals In Urine After Mine SpillExtensive soil and water sampling would be done along the Animas River in northwestern New Mexico and residents would be recruited to assess the level of heavy metals in their urine under a plan.
New Mexico Official: EPA Kept Water Data Secret After SpillFederal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday.
Thursday's Mine Spill Timeline: Mine Leak Water Has Likely Reached Lake PowellA timeline of the latest events regarding the toxic mine spill in the Animas River.
Damages In Mine Spill Will Take Years To TabulateThe spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states.
Gov. Hickenlooper Declares Emergency Over Mine Spill Into Animas RiverThe latest in the mine spill into the Animas River: