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McCain Calls For Criminal Investigation Into EPA' s Role In Mine Spill

Gold King Mine
(Photo courtesy of Environmental Protection Agency)
On Aug. 5, 2015, the EPA spilled contaminated wastewater from the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado.

Arizona Senator John McCain is calling for a criminal investigation by the Justice Department over the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of toxic water from an abandoned mine last year.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a field hearing in Phoenix Friday to talk about how the EPA responds to American Indian tribes. KJZZ’s Laurel Morales spoke about the hearing.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.