- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Residents of northern New Mexico will be able to learn about the long-term monitoring plan in response to the Gold King Mine spill that affected several communities.

The New Mexico Gold King Mine Spill Citizens Advisory Committee from San Juan County will meet on Monday to hear about progress and a runoff emergency preparedness plan. The meeting will be held at the San Juan Community College Student Center.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency caused the August mine spill that sent three million gallons of mining wastewater into the Animas and San Juan River system in New Mexico. The spill also affected the Navajo Nation, Colorado and Utah.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee this week issued a subpoena to force the EPA to testify at a field hearing on the spill.


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