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NM seeks $136M for Gold King Mine spill

 


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is seeking more than $136 million from the Environmental Protection Agency and the owners of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, noting that dangers from contaminants spewed into the Animas River by the Aug. 5 mine spill are still lurking in New Mexico waters.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court, Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Environment Department cite economic setbacks and environmental damage suffered by the state after more than 3 million gallons of toxic waste was dumped into the river.

http://www.abqjournal.com/779166/nm-sues-epa-for-136-million-over-mine-spill.html

 

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