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Bishop Letter to the Honorable Gene Dodaro


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2015 - TO: The Honorable Gene Dodaro

FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman

Dear Mr. Dodaro:

On August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") crew working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado spilled approximately 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into Cement Creek. The plume then flowed into the Animas River, a tributary of the San Juan River. Four states and multiple tribes were affected by the spill. 

Read the entire letter HERE.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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