Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

Gold King Mine Spill Revisited

Season 4 Episode 2 | 6m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

Environmental correspondent Laura Paskus revisits the Gold King Mine spill and the destructive impact of the toxic orange plume that went flowing down the Animas and San Juan rivers 5 years ago. The waste released killed fish and coated river banks with heavy metals. Paskus reports with help from a grant by The Water Desk, an independent journalism initiative based at the Univ. of Colorado Boulder

Aired: 08/14/20

Rating: NR

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.