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EPA Announces U.S. Department of the Interior to Lead Independent Review of Gold King Mine Release

EPA Announces U.S. Department of the Interior to Lead Independent Review of Gold King Mine Release
August 20
12:59 2015

The EPA announced yesterday the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)  will lead an independent assessment of the factors that led to the Gold King Mine incident on August 5 in Colorado that affected the Animas and San Juan rivers.

It is anticipated that the DOI will provide the assessment report to the EPA and the public within 60 days.

The goal of the DOI’s independent review is to provide the EPA with an analysis of the incident that took place at Gold King Mine, including the contributing causes.

Details about the independent review will be made available by the DOI when they become available.

In addition to the independent review, the EPA is conducting its own internal technical examination of the incident.

Both reviews will help inform ongoing and planned site assessments, investigations, and construction or removal projects.

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