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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told a Senate panel Feb. 8 the Navajo tribe got passed from agency to agency when it sought federal disaster relief after the Gold King Mine spill in 2015. Photo/Arren Kimbel-Sannit, Cronkite News

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Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King Mine spill

Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel Feb. 8.