LISTEN: The Gold King Mine Spill - How We Got Here, And What's Next

Aug 11, 2015

KUNM Call In Show 8/13 8a:

Governor Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency after the Environmental Protection Agency caused a massive spill of mine waste that has contaminated rivers in New Mexico and Colorado. We'll take a look at the Gold King Mine Spill: what does the pollution mean for communities, wildlife, and the watershed? 

Can the rivers be cleaned up, and who is responsible for the costs? We'll hear from affected communities, scientists and government representatives—and we also want to hear from you. 


Click here to access the New Mexico Environment Department's Gold King Mine Spill portal, with up-to-date information on the spill. The EPA's hotline for the spill is 1-844-607-9700.