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FEMA Denies Navajo Nation Request for Aid in Mine Spill Recovery

 


WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA—Three days after Navajo Nation President requested aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recovery funds from the August 5 mine spill that released three million gallons of toxic waste in Colorado, the federal agency denied the request on Friday.

August spill was caused by a subcontractor working for the EPA that accidentally released the toxic waste into the Animus River from the Gold King Mine, near Durango, Colorado. The toxic waste made its way into the San Juan River that flows into the Navajo Indian Reservation.

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