Utah Seeking Nearly $2-Billion From EPA For Gold King Mine Spill

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The state of Utah is seeking nearly 2 billion from the EPA to pay for damage caused by a toxic waste spill from a Colorado gold mine.  The Utah Attorney General’s Office confirmed this week that they have filed a claim with the EPA seeking clean-up costs and other damages from the 2015 Gold King Mine spill.  The environmental agency admitted to being at fault when contractors cleaning up the mine breached a holding area, sending millions of gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River.  The waste flowed downstream into the San Juan River and eventually into Lake Powell.

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