Meeting to be held with the latest on Gold King Mine spill

Gold King Mine Spill
Gold King Mine retention pond in Colorado. Credit: USEPA

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Residents will be able to learn more about the long-term monitoring plan in response to the Gold King Mine spill.

The Citizens Advisory Committee from San Juan County will meet on Monday to hear about progress and a runoff emergency preparedness plan.

The EPA caused the mine spill back in August. The spill sent three million gallons of mine waste water into the Animas and San Juan River System affecting parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and the Navajo Nation.

Monday’s meeting will be held at the San Juan Community College student center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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