EPA Toxic River Spill

Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing at hearing on the toxic river spill caused by the… read more

Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing at hearing on the toxic river spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one of its contractors near the shuttered Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. The rupture released 3 million gallons of waste water from the mine into the Animas River and contained lead, arsenic, and cadmium. She talked about the EPA’s ongoing efforts to investigate the cause of the spill, and addressed its detrimental impact on the region.

Senators from Colorado and New Mexico spoke before Administrator McCarthy to explain the impact of the spill on their home states. Administrator McCarthy talked about the EPA’s ongoing efforts to investigate the cause of the spill, and addressed its detrimental impact on the region. close

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Program ID:
328127-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 16, 2015 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 13, 2015 | 3:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 16, 2015 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2015 | 10:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2015 | 9:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 17, 2015 | 3:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2015 | 7:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 01, 2015 | 11:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2015 | 3:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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