Gold King legal saga reaches milestone

Navajo Nation and State of New Mexico reach settlement with mining company, but suit against the EPA continues

The State of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation have both reached $11 million and $10 million settlements, respectively, with Sunnyside Gold Corporation and its parent company, Kinross, bringing closure to two of many legal sagas that rose up from the aftermath of the 2015 blowout of the Gold King Mine above Silverton, Colorado. 

The blowout occurred while…

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