Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Sampling Results:
Gold King Mine 2015 Release

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Gold King Mine

A large snowstorm knocked out power to a pump that was diverting water from the Gold King Mine into nearby treatment ponds. Contaminated water from the mine began to flow into Cement Creek on to the Animas River and is headed toward the San Juan River. The release is expected to reach the San Juan River on Monday.

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Gold King Mine 2015 Release

On August 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began clearing material from the opening of the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado, to install a pipe to pump water out of the mine. At 10:30 a.m., the material blocking the tunnel entry suddenly gave way, and a large buildup of water that had collected behind the debris was released into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River.

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