N.M., Navajo Nation Settle $21 Million Gold King Mine Case (1)

Jan. 14, 2021, 6:58 PMUpdated: Jan. 14, 2021, 8:27 PM

Sunnyside Gold Corp. and two related mining companies agreed to pay the Navajo Nation and New Mexico a total of $21 million to resolve claims the companies created the conditions that led to the catastrophic Gold King Mine spill in 2015.

Sunnyside reached a no-fault settlement with the Navajo Nation for $10 million and with New Mexico for $11 million in connection with the blowout, said Gina Myers, director of reclamation operations for the company. Myers said the cases were settled as a matter of practicality to eliminate the costs and resources needed ...

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