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Sunnyside Gold Corporation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Minimizes Responsibility For Water Spill And Leaves Neighbors Financially Liable

Case Summary In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released 3 million gallons of mineralized water at the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. To minimize its responsibility for the spill, the EPA hastily designated a vast area surrounding the mine as a Superfund site and thereby subjected its neighbors to financial liability for its actions.…