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OIG News Release: EPA OIG Pauses Program Evaluation of Gold King Mine Spill, Continues Criminal Investigation

July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – Due to high public interest in the Gold King Mine release of water containing heavy metals into a tributary to the Animas River in August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General (OIG) today posted to its website letters recently sent to congressional members regarding the status of the OIG’s related work.