'It Hit Us Hard': Navajo Nation In New Mexico Still Suffering From Mine SpillShiprock, a volcanic plume frozen in time, is sacred to the Navajo people who live there. So too is the water that flows through this land. Last August that water, which brings life, brought trouble.
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.
New Treatment Plant Running At Site Of Gold King Mine SpillA temporary treatment plant has begun cleaning up polluted water flowing from the Gold King Mine after an accident sent millions of gallons of waste into rivers in three states, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
Congress Wades Into Toxic Mine Spill Caused By EPA CrewThe focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states shifts to Congress this week as lawmakers kick off a series of hearings into how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally unleashed the deluge of poisoned water.
Erin Brockovich To Tour Navajo Nation Areas Damaged By SpillEnvironmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.
Colorado Mine Spill Prompts Changes In Warning SystemA massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in southwestern Colorado prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such accidents.
Investigation: EPA, State Underestimated Spill PotentialAn internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine, documents released Wednesday show.
New Documents Raise More Questions About Colorado Mine SpillDocuments released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine.
Navajo Nation President Poised To OK River Water For CropsFederal officials say the quality of San Juan River water on the Navajo Nation has returned to what it was before a spill at a Colorado gold mine sent toxic sludge into the waterway.
EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In ColoradoThe inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.
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.