Mine spill meeting to focus on drinking water
FARMINGTON — The Gold King Mine Spill Citizens' Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Suns Room of the San Juan College Student Center, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.
During the meeting, Stephanie Stringer, the bureau chief of the New Mexico Environment Department's Drinking Water Quality Bureau, will provide an update on well water and water from city drinking water sources.
The committee consists of 11 volunteers who live in northern New Mexico. The members track the scientific long-term monitoring following the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015 and are charged with keeping the public informed of those findings. The mine spill released about three million gallons of water containing heavy metals into the Animas River. The waste later reached the San Juan River.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
For more information, go to nmedRiverWaterSafety.org.