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U.S. clears way for cleanup of Gold King mine after huge spill

Author: Dan Elliott - September 7, 2016 - Updated: September 8, 2016

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A Colorado mine that spewed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar federal cleanup.

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Dan Elliott

Dan Elliott

Dan Elliott is a reporter for the Associated Press covering environment, military and veteran's issues in Colorado.