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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout – Part 2

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout – Part 2

    By Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement of its claims against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several EPA contractors (who thus far have not been held responsible, accountable or liable) for […]

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine Disaster – Part 1

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine Disaster – Part 1

    By Duggan Flanakin Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State of Utah […]

EPA Says Sovereign Immunity Protects Agency From Paying Big For Gold King Mine Spill

EPA Says Sovereign Immunity Protects Agency From Paying Big For Gold King Mine Spill

  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that federal law does not require the agency to pay more damages incurred after a massive toxic water spill in Colorado caused by an agency employee. EPA is not mandated under federal law to repay $1.2 billion to the states affected by the Gold King Mine spill, […]