I have been wondering how the hazmat release caused by EPA personnel would be handled. I learned from the TV news that the EPA is the responsible party and will have to pay for the costs of cleaning up the spill; but as a government agency it does not have to pay a fine.
The EPA Perspective: I tried the EPA website and was frustrated, but in response to my query to the agency, they provided me with this URL for their side of the story.
The residents’ perspective: Local anger swells at EPA over toxic gold mine spill in Animus River. Townspeople demand explanation over long-term effects of 3m gallons of waste to water supply, as Colorado and New Mexico make disaster declarations.
Media reporter’s view on CO Mine Hazards: Animus River Spill Stark Reminder of Colorado’s Mine Pollution Legacy.
Update: One more perspective: Damage to Navajo Nation water goes beyond money