FARMINGTON, N.M. – Tomorrow, Friday, August 14, at 9:30 a.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join the San Juan Country Fire Department to deliver water to local residents impacted by the Gold King Mine spill that occurred in the Animas River.
In the afternoon, Senator Heinrich will meet with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye to discuss the response efforts in Indian Country.
Senator Heinrich will also be briefed on the coordinated approach from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies working with state, tribal and local officials to minimize the short-term and long-term public health and economic challenges caused by the tragic spill. More details about the visit will be released as they become available.
Water Delivery with San Juan County Fire Department
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. MT
WHERE: Depart from San Juan County Fire Operations Center, 209 South Oliver Drive, Aztec, N.M. 87410
Meeting with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 14, Media Availability at 3 p.m. MT
WHERE: Navajo Nation Tribal Government Office, 2 Miles North of Highway 264, Window Rock, Ariz. 86515