Impacting the environment

The Gold King mine spill occurred on August 5 as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigated the disused mine

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Water monitoring taken in the Animas River near Durango, Colorado on August 14, 2015. Photo: Eric Vance/EPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is used to holding others to account for environmental abuses, but it now finds itself on the other side of the fence after causing the release of mining