Gold King Mine Spill May Renew Interest in "Good Samaritan" Legislation [electronic resource] : CRS Insight
- Corporate Author:
- Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Resources, Science, and Industry Division
- [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (3 pages), digital, PDF file
- Provides background on Aug. 5, 2015, toxic waste spill caused by EPA contractors at the Gold King Mine in Colorado, which resulted in water contamination emergencies in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah; and addresses concerns about other inactive or abandoned hardrock mine (IAM) sites. Examines possible use of Good Samaritan legislation to provide liability protections and less stringent remediation standards for third parties that voluntarily clean up IAM sites to promote remediation. Outlines possible liability that third party Good Samaritans could be subject to under the Clean Water Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
- Related Titles:
- ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection
- CRS Report.
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Oct. 2015). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
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