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Sunnyside Gold to Pay Colorado $1.6 Million for Gold King Spill

Feb. 1, 2022, 5:07 PM

Sunnyside Gold Corp. agreed to pay Colorado $1.6 million to resolve the state’s claims of natural resource damages resulting from the 2015 Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, according to a settlement filed in a New Mexico federal court.

The funds will go toward projects to restore drinking water supplies, fish and wildlife, and other resources harmed within the Bonita Peak Mining District, the settlement says. This agreement is consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, according to the filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

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