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Gold King Mine and Bonita Peak Mining District

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...

Chino, Cobre, and Tyrone Mines

Chino, Cobre, and Tyrone Mines

Site History: The Chino, Cobre and Tyrone mine facilities are open-pit and underground copper and iron mining, beneficiation, and processing facilities owned and operated by Freeport-McMoRan Corporation. Hazardous substances released from the mine facilities...

ATSF Tie Treater Site

ATSF Tie Treater Site

Site History:   The ATSF Tie Treater Site operated as a wood treating plant from 1908 to 1972. Wood products were treated with creosote, zinc chloride and other agents containing arsenic copper and arsenic....

ATSF Clovis Site

ATSF Clovis Site

Site History: Beginning in the early 1900’s, wastewater from the ATSF Site containing heavy metals, total petroleum hydrocarbons and cyanide was discharged into Santa Fe Lake. Location: The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF)...

Contact Us

Contact Us

OFFICE OF NATURAL RESOURCES TRUSTEE 121 Tijeras Avenue, NE Suite 1000 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 E-Mail: nmenv-onrtinfo@state.nm.us Ralph Gruebel, Executive Director (505)222-9572 William Fetner, Environmental Scientist (505)222-9566 Elysia C. Bunten, Business Operations (505)222-9546

Links

Links

State of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez Lt. Governor John A. Sanchez New Mexico Environment Department   Federal Government National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Damage Assessment and Restoration Program United States Department of Interior...

Glossary

Glossary

Injury is an observable or measurable adverse change – including destruction, loss, or loss of use – to a natural resource, or the impairment of a natural resource service. Natural resources include air, fauna,...

Trustees

Trustees

Who is the Natural Resources Trustee? State Natural Resource Trustees are appointed by the governor of each state. In addition to state trustees, the President of the United States and Native American tribes appoint...

Legal Authority

Legal Authority

The authority to pursue natural resource damages lies in the State’s Natural Resource Trustee Act and the following federal statutes: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, the Oil Pollution...

Assessment Cases and Restoration Projects

Assessment Cases and Restoration Projects

  The Office of Natural Resources Trustee has worked on several natural resource damage assessment cases and restoration projects. Please click on the links below for more information about individual cases and restoration projects....