Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator, 'deeply sorry' for wastewater spill

August 12, 2015 12:52 AM

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EPA administrator Gina McCarthy broke her silence Tuesday on the agency’s wastewater spill from Colorado’s Gold King Mine by saying she was “deeply sorry,” but that wasn’t enough to stave off a demand for congressional oversight into the accident and the agency’s fumbled reaction.

Amid rising anger and confusion over the extent and damage caused by the spill to waterways across the West, Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, called for congressional hearings “to examine EPA’s insufficient response and to ensure that the EPA is held to the same recovery standards as the priv...

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