State officials meet with those affected by Gold King Mine spill


FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans impacted by the Gold King Mine spill met with the state’s legal team Tuesday.

During Tuesday’s meeting Attorney General Hector Balderas gave an update on the situation and shared information with the community about possible legal steps that could be taken. Residents affected by the mine spill were also given a chance to share their stories with a special council.

“It’s imperative that we collect as much information as possible, which means there are no unimportant New Mexicans and there are no forgotten communities in the litigation,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas.

A cleanup team led by the US Environmental Protection Agency triggered the spill in 2015. The 3 million gallon blowout tainted rivers in New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. 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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