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$1.6 million settlement reached in 2015 Gold King mine spill

SILVERTON, Colo. (KDVR) – Sunnyside Gold Corporation has reached an agreement with the State of Colorado for $1.6 million to settle 2015 damages. King gold mining.

Agreement to settle claims for Natural Resource Damage caused by a mine spill in the Bonita Peak Mining Area.

Back on August 5, 2015, 3 million gallons of mine wastewater spilled downstream through tributaries of the Animas River. The spill turned the river yellow, affecting drinking and irrigation water in three states. The The Environmental Protection Agency has taken responsibility for the mine blast.

Sunnyside Gold Corporation has reached an agreement, “as a matter of fact, free from liability or misconduct, and limit SGC’s future liability for potential environmental claims related to regarding BPMD,” according to a press release from SGC.

SGC does not own or operate the Golden King Mine but does own the Sunnyside Mine located directly below the Golden King Mine.

“SGC has a long and active history in improving water quality in the Animas River and this agreement continues that legacy,” said Gina Myers, reclamation operations manager.

https://kdvr.com/news/1-6-million-settlement-reached-in-2015-gold-king-mine-spill/ $1.6 million settlement reached in 2015 Gold King mine spill

Emma Bowman

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