The Environmental Protection Agency may have been trying to hide the identity of the contracting company responsible for causing a major wastewater spill in southern Colorado, but the Wall Street Journal has revealed that information.
Environmental Restoration, LLC (ER), a Missouri-based firm, was the “contractor whose work caused a mine spill in Colorado that released an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a major river system,” the Journal was told by a source familiar with the matter. The paper also found government documents that corroborate the contractor’s identity.
So far, the EPA has refused publicly to name the company hired to plug abandoned mines in southern Colorado, despite numerous attempts by the Daily Caller News Foundation and other media outlets to learn its identity. It is unclear why the agency chose not to reveal the contractor’s name.
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