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Office of Inspector General

Report: Gold King Mine Release - Inspector General Response to Congressional Requests

Report #17-P-0250, June 12, 2017

What Was Found

Since causing the uncontrolled release of 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water, the EPA has taken steps to improve notification to water consumers, and to minimize the possibility of similar incidents at other mine sites.

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