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

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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. 

Guests:

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. 

Ed Williams came to KUNM in 2014 by way of Carbondale, Colorado, where he worked as a public radio reporter covering environmental issues. Originally from Austin, Texas, Ed has reported on environmental, social justice, immigration and Native American issues in the U.S. and Latin America for the Austin American-Statesman, Z Magazine, NPR’s Latino USA and others. In his spare time, look for Ed riding his mountain bike in the Sandias or sparring on the jiu-jitsu mat.
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