New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission
  The commission is the state water pollution control agency for New Mexico for all purposes of the federal Clean Water Act, and for the wellhead protection and sole source aquifer programs of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and may take all action necessary and appropriate to secure to this sate, its political subdivisions or interstate agencies the benefits of that act and those programs. The WQCC is administratively attached to the New Mexico Environment Department. The Water Quality Control Commission consists of twelve members.

The Water Quality Control Commission issued a statement saying, "For several miles at and below Molycorp, the sheer volume of steady-state metal-loaded drainage seeping out of mine waste dumps and old underground workings overwhelms the river and has rendered it dead for at least eight miles."

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  • New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission
  • New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission Regulations (PDF)
  • New Mexico Water Quality Act
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