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Emergency Information

EPA Releases Additional Data and Public Records on Gold King Mine Response - August 27, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data trend graphs and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response.

EPA Releases Internal Report on Gold King Mine Response - August 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the findings of an internal review of the agency’s response to the Gold King Mine incident.


Damage to the road in the area of the Gold King Mine that occurred due to the large amount of water that was released during the Gold King Mine r

Public Meeting on the Animas River/Gold King Mine Incident

Durango, CO – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), San Juan Basin Health Department, La Plata County, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and other agencies

Recovery Center for Local Businesses, Employees & Affected Landowners in Response to the Gold King Mine Release Impacts

La Plata County, with the assistance of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DoLA), and with the cooperation of local, state and federal agencies, will open a Recovery Center in Durango on Tue

Irrigation Ditches Are Being Flushed - Expect Turbid Water in Animas River

Wednesday evening, inspecting and flushing began on select irrigation ditches.

Update on Local Response to Gold King Mine Impact to La Plata County – Irrigation Ditches to be Flushed

Durango, CO –La Plata County, San Juan Basin Health Department and City of Durango are assisting the EPA by staffing the Call Center and providing GIS mapping of properties that have domestic water

Photo La Plata County scenery