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Gold King Mine and Bonita Peak Mining District

Site History: On August 5, 2015, EPA’s Superfund Removal program conducted an investigation and assessment of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. While excavating above the old adit, pressurized water began leaking above...

Media Releases

Current Office of the New Mexico Natural Resources Trustee Seeks Public Comment on Draft Cimarron Canyon Restoration Plan (February 17, 2021) New Mexico settles with mining companies responsible for 2015 Gold King Mine disaster...

Fronk Oil Spill

Spill History: On Dec. 27, 2016, a Fronk Oil tanker truck carrying petroleum products overturned in icy winter conditions on U.S. Hwy 64, releasing approximately 1,100 gallons of unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel into...

ONRT in the News

NM, Navajo Nation get $21M in Gold King Mine spill settlement (January 13, 2021) Silver City sewer project marks end of mining settlement (January 8, 2021) Restoring the River (December 31, 2020) Texas company...

Tribal Liaison

ONRT’s Tribal Liaison is the Executive Director of the agency.  The Tribal Liaison coordinates and oversees agency activities that may impact New Mexico’s tribes, nations and pueblos.  Additionally, the Tribal Liaison serves as an...