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Gold King Mine Contractor Avoids Some Claims in Blowout Lawsuits

Sept. 9, 2022, 9:13 PM

Federal contractor Weston Solutions Inc. will avoid some negligence claims seeking to hold them liable for damages from the Gold King Mine blowout because the three statutes the plaintiffs use to bring claims do not allow private actions, a federal judge in New Mexico ruled.

The Gold King Mine in Colorado suffered a blowout in 2015 that led to the pollution of the Animas and San Juan rivers after the release of millions of gallons of contaminated water.

Joe C. Allen and Joanna McDaniel based their claims on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, which states in its plain language ...