San Juan Basin Health (SJBH) participated in the initial Unified Command response to the Gold King Mine Release in partnership with other local, state, and federal partners. During that time, SJBH released information and details of the incident jointly with the other cooperating agencies.

SJBH will no longer be jointly releasing information now that this incident is moving into the next phase of response. Instead, we will issue information about the ongoing public and environmental health of this incident with support from our partners, including Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and any additional local, state, and federal partners who have knowledge and expertise in these areas.

The most up to date information during recovery will be located on our website and Facebook pages:

Questions can be directed to SJBH’s Communications Department at or (970)335-2087.