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Navajo Nation lawmakers will discuss mine spill

The Daily Times staff
An employee with Environmental Restoration LLC tends to a temporary water treatment holding facility on Aug. 10 at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colo.

FARMINGTON — Next week, the Navajo Nation Council’s Naa’bik’íyáti’ Committee will discuss strategies to move forward after the Gold King Mine spill.

Navajo lawmakers will meet in a work session at 10 a.m. Monday in the council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz.

The Aug. 5 mine spill released millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas and San Juan rivers. The San Juan River flows through the northern region of the Navajo Nation.

This is the most recent scheduled work session to discuss the mine spill.

A previous work session was scheduled for Nov. 30 but did not take place because Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch and outside legal counsel were unable to attend due to prior obligations.