Mine spill advisory committee will meet Monday

The Daily Times staff
Members of the Gold King Mine Citizens' Advisory Committee meet Aug. 22 at San Juan College in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — The Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Nenahnezad Chapter house.

During the meeting, Dennis McQuillan, chief scientist for the New Mexico Environment Department, and Kevin Lombard, an associate professor at New Mexico State University, will present an update about agricultural, soil and sediment sampling, according to a New Mexico Environment Department press release.

The committee is comprised of local residents and stakeholders in San Juan County who share information about the state’s long-term monitoring activities for the Gold King Mine spill, which released more than 3 million gallons of heavy metals into the Animas and San Juan rivers in August 2015.

The chapter house is located on Navajo Route 365 in Fruitland.

For more information about the citizens’ advisory committee, visit