A Toxic Spill - Coverage issues for the Animas River contamination

Claims Management magazine

PUBLISHED ON: September 28, 2015

On Aug. 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledged in a press release that, in the course of examining a gold mine that has been shuttered since 1923, it “unexpectedly triggered a large release of mine waste water into the upper portions of Cement Creek.” Cement Creek is a tributary of the Animas River, which is a popular recreation spot.