On August 5, 2015, a surge of acid mine drainage (AMD) wastewater spilled from the Gold King Mine site north of Silverton, Colorado, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed debris from a tunnel opening. The spill discharged into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River, and migrated downstream to the San Juan River into New Mexico, Utah, and tribal lands. The spill raised.
The day after the Gold King Mine blew out in August 2015, as word got out about the yellow river, he was out in those fields. Like other farmers downstream from the spill, Yazzie had to shut off.
The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill is a 2015 environmental disaster at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. On August 5, 2015, EPA personnel along with workers for Environmental Restoration LLC (a Fenton, Missouri, company under EPA contract to mitigate pollutants from the closed mine) caused the release of toxic wastewater when attempting to add a tap to the tailing pond for.
Emergency Response to August 2015 Release from Gold King Mine. On August 5, 2015, EPA was conducting an investigation of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, to: assess the on-going water releases from the mine, treat mine water, and; assess the feasibility of further mine remediation. While excavating above the old adit, pressurized water began leaking above the mine tunnel, spilling.
In 2015, an EPA-led crew accidentally triggered a blowout at the Gold King Mine that sent a 3-million-gallon torrent of mustard-colored wastewater into the Animas, contaminating rivers in Colorado.
Gold King Mine 2015 Release. Evaluation of UDEQ Water Quality Data Collected during Spring Runoff following the Gold King Mine Release (June 21, 2016) DWQ summary of water quality in the San Juan River during the months of February, March, April, and the first week of June, 2016.
Gold King Mine spill: EPA response and related issues. (David M Bearden; Mary Tiemann; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service,) Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. Advanced Search Find a.
The EPA said this week it is making progress on reviewing about 380 claims for lost income, fallen property values and other losses from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado.