EPA's Animas Spill: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversigh and Government Reform, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, September 17, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a compilation of the September 17, 2015 hearing entitled "EPA's Animas Spill," held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the Committee's website: "Background: On August 5, 2015, the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado discharged roughly three million gallons of toxic wastewater into a tributary of the Animas River after a contractor, retained and managed by the EPA to clean up the mine, caused an accidental structural breach of the mine. Documents released by the EPA show that the EPA and the contractor knew of the risk of a breach over a year before the incident. [...] Purpose: (1) To examine the work of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the contractor retained at Gold King mine. (2) To examine EPA's response to the discharge and cleanup efforts. (3) To examine the long term consequences and damages caused by the spill -- and to discuss future issues with Gold King mine, and similar mines." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gina McCarthy, Russell Begaye, Ryan Flynn, Mike Olguin, Larry Wolk, and Todd Hennis.

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