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NMED Chief Scientist to Present on 2015-16 Environmental Monitoring Results of Gold King Mine Spill

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Contact:   Allison Scott Majure, Communications Director

New Mexico Environment Department

505.231.8800 | Allison.majure@state.nm.us    

                             

 

McQuillan to speak at Regular Monthly Meeting of Citizens’ Advisory Committee


Santa Fe
– New Mexico’s Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee, based out of San Juan County, will meet Monday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Student Center – SUNS Room (accessible through the Henderson Fine Arts Building). New Mexico Environment Department’s Chief Scientist Dennis McQuillan will present a status update and multi-year review of activities related to New Mexico’s Long Term Monitoring Team’s activities.

 

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of 10 citizen volunteers from Northern New Mexico, including the Navajo Nation, who provide a forum for public concerns while tracking the scientific long-term aspects of the Gold King Mine spill in the Animas/San Juan Watershed in New Mexico.  The CAC was established by Governor Susana Martinez in 2015 to liaise between New Mexico’s Long-Term Impact Review Team and stakeholders regarding the continuing effects of the August 5, 2015 mine blowout caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The blowout released three million gallons of mining wastewater laden with 1.1 million pounds of metals into the Animas and San Juan River systems.

 

For more information please visit NMED’s Gold King Mine website: www.nmedRiverWaterSafety.org

For Citizens’ Advisory Committee information please visit: https://www.env.nm.gov/river-water-safety/animas-river-citizens-advisory-committee-public-participation-page

For questions or concerns please email us at NMENV-Outreach@state.nm.us

 

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Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee  meets Mon.  Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. to review 2015-16 monitoring results. San Juan College Student Center – SUNS Room.  www.nmedRiverWaterSafety.org  #NMED #New Mexico

 

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NMED Chief Scientist Dennis McQuillan will  present on the  2015-16 environmental monitoring results of the Gold King Mine Spill Long-Term Impact Review Team.   The Citizens’ Advisory Committee, based out of San Juan County, will host McQuillan on Monday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the San Juan Community College Student Center – SUNS Room (accessible through the Henderson Fine Arts Building.  The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of 10 citizen volunteers from Northern New Mexico, including the Navajo Nation, who provide a forum for public concerns while tracking the scientific long-term aspects of the Gold King Mine spill in the Animas/San Juan Watershed in New Mexico.  The CAC was established by Governor Susana Martinez in 2015 to liaise between New Mexico’s Long-Term Impact Review Team and the community at large.    www.nmedRiverWaterSafety.org  #NMED #New Mexico

 

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