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Environmental Regulators Reject Navajo Claims Over Toxic Mine Spill

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The Native American Navajo Nation has accused the Obama administration of failing to clean up the damage from a toxic mine spill caused by one of its own government agencies. In August 2015, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contractors assessing a leak at the site of Colorado’s long-defunct Gold King Mine inadvertently broke through earth that was holding back waste water. An estimated 11.5 million liters of water carrying about 400,000 kilograms of heavy metals spilled into the...

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