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Criminal Investigation into Gold King Mine Spill

Criminal Investigation into Gold King Mine Spill
August 04
14:01 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that it is conduction a criminal investigation into the massive wastewater spill last summer that contaminated water in three states.

A deluge of three million gallons of water laced with toxic heavy metals flowed from the abandoned Gold King Mine site in Colorado, turning the water in Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado rivers a sickly yellow. The water from the spill eventually flowed into the San Juan Arm of Lake Powell.

In response to questions posed by Congressional committees, the EPA said it couldn’t answer some queries because that would jeopardize a criminal investigation being conducted by the Department of Justice.

Senator John McCain of Arizona said, “There’s no question as to the EPA’s culpability for this spill.”

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