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EPA Contractors Face More Tribal Claims Over Gold King Spill

June 3, 2019, 5:59 PM

Individual members of the Navajo Nation may proceed with negligence claims against EPA contractors over the massive 2015 Gold King mine spill that they allegedly triggered, the District of New Mexico ruled.

The contractors failed to show that the claims duplicated those of the American Indian tribe, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico said May 31.

The individual members allege the spill caused them to lose crops and livestock because they were prevented from using water from the Animas and San Juan Rivers. The also assert that they were unable to use the water for drinking, ...