WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.
President Russell Begaye said Friday that Brockovich will join him in surveying areas devastated by the Gold King Mine spill.
The Aug. 5 spill from the mine near Silverton, Colorado, sent toxic sludge into waterways including the San Juan River that flows through the reservation.
The tribe has been critical of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s response.
Brockovich says she is “deeply concerned” by the EPA’s actions.
She is scheduled to visit Tuesday.
The environmental advocate was famously portrayed in the 2000 movie, “Erin Brockovich,” which earned actress Julia Roberts an acting Oscar.