New Mexico Seeks Restoration Ideas After Mine Spill 2015

New Mexico Seeks Restoration Ideas After Mine Spill 2015

The trustee’s office said the contamination flowed into the Animas and San Juan rivers and adversely affected New Mexico residents, the agricultural and recreational tourism industries, and natural resources along those waterways. The state and the defendants in January reached a settlement that includes a payment of $1 million by the mining defendants to the trustee to implement natural resource restoration projects. Court approval of the settlement is pending.

The state Office of the Natural Resources Trustee said Wednesday that the projects would be funded through a proposed $1 million settlement with the defendants — Sunnyside Gold Corp. and its parent companies. The spill released 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of wastewater from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. A crew hired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the spill while trying to excavate the mine opening in preparation for a possible cleanup. Litigation against other parties — including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its contractors — is ongoing.

As for the restoration projects, they must benefit surface water, wildlife, agriculture, outdoor recreation or other industries that rely on a healthy river. The deadline for submitting ideas is Aug. 21. The trustee’s office plans to select the winning projects and publish a final restoration plan by January.

“Communities whose jobs, livelihoods and environment were directly affected by the Gold King Mine release will know best how this funding can be put to good use,” Trustee Maggie Hart Stebbins said in a statement. “We recognize that this funding will not fully repair or restore all the injuries caused by the Gold King Mine release, but it represents a significant first step toward that goal.” After the spill, the EPA designated the Gold King and 47 other mining sites in the area a Superfund cleanup district. The agency still reviewing options for a broader cleanup.

The News Highlights

  • New Mexico Seeks Restoration Ideas After Mine Spill 2015
  • Check the latest update on business news
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
Lordstown Motors takes on 'Voltage Valley' on a wild trip after financial uncertainty reveals
Kids Club Lemonade Stand in Marquette Raises Money for Ainsley’s Halo
Copyright 2021 WLUC. All rights reserved. The stand was set up from 1-3 p.m. They raised more than $1,400 Thursday. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is ...
End of extra unemployment benefit and hiring companies |  The business
Biden allows eviction moratorium to expire on Saturday
Aides to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Sherrod Brown, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, said the ...
Bitcoin mining encryption operation discovered at Polish police headquarters
Bitcoin mining encryption operation discovered at Polish police headquarters
An intensifying Chinese regulatory crackdown sends bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies into a renewed price dive. Bitcoin’s China ‘death cross’ Read more ...
With evictions approaching, Congress struggles to extend the ban
With evictions approaching, Congress struggles to extend the ban
But facing difficulty in quickly passing a measure through Congress, Pelosi on Friday urged the administration to step in. She called on the Centers for ...
Volkswagen’s profit surpassed pre-pandemic levels of luxury brands
Volkswagen’s profit surpassed pre-pandemic levels of luxury brands
Volkswagen Group earnings were driven by its luxury brands, Porsche and Audi, both of which turned in record unit sales for the first half of the year and ...
How Brazil is reforming a public fund to finance broadband expansion
Senate Advances Nearly $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
But Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, predicted, “It’s going to be a grind.” The effort got off to a haphazard start on Friday. Shortly after the Senate began the ...
New Mexico reports new death, 401 additional cases of COVID-19
New Mexico reports new death, 401 additional cases of COVID-19
The state reported that 140 individuals are currently being hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.  To see the number of positive cases in each county or by ...
Verdantix Benchmarks Forty-Five Climate and ESG Solutions for Financial Markets
Verdantix Benchmarks Forty-Five Climate and ESG Solutions for Financial Markets
Climate change risk analysis for physical assets is poorly served with just 8 vendors offering a convincing capability led by Four Twenty Seven, Jupiter ...
Health professionals required to throw away vaccine doses
Health professionals required to throw away vaccine doses
Coronavirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh says the delta variant has 1000 times more concentration in the airways of people than the first virus. “I think with the delta ...
Kaleida Health updates visitor guidelines for non-COVID patients
Florida Department of Health Moves Up ‘Passport’ Vaccine Ban
The Department of Health published the proposed rule Friday as the numbers of COVID-19 infections in the state spiral upward because of the highly contagious ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo