Gold King Mine Spill

Roots of a tree that were washed with pollutants sit along Cement Creek on August 11, 2015, in Silverton, Colorado. Cement Creek was accidentally flooded with millions of gallons of mining wastewater by the EPA last year, polluting the larger Animas River

ICYMI: The Navajo People Sue the EPA Over Gold King Mine Spill

The Nation is seeking compensation for lost revenue and psychological damage.

Cement Creek, which was flooded with millions of gallons of mining wastewater, meets with the Animas River on Aug. 11, 2015, in Silverton, Colorado. The EPA accidentally released approximately 3 million gallons of wastewater into the creek from the Gold K

A Year Later, EPA Awards Navajo $445K for Gold King Mine Spill

Navajo Nation President: “The time has long passed for the U.S. EPA to act responsibly and fulfill their legal and moral obligations to the Navajo Nation.”