Atlanta Gold Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV: ATG; OTC Pink: ATLDF) announces that its subsidiary Atlanta Gold Corporation ("AGC") has received notice that Idaho Conservation League and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center have submitted pleadings to reopen a previously closed case in the U.S. District Court in Idaho in which AGC was the defendant. These parties filed a Motion to Hold Defendant in Civil Contempt, and Impose Additional Penalties and Enforcement Remedies which alleges that AGC violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") permit, and that AGC did not make all payments when due to the U.S. Treasury for an earlier imposed fine. AGC owns property in Atlanta, Idaho, that contains an abandoned mine. AGC installed a Pilot Water Treatment Facility at the mine site to treat water flowing out of the 900 level mine Adit. Since the installation of the Pilot Water Treatment Facility and subsequent improvements to that facility, AGC has consistently removed over 99% of the naturally occurring arsenic and iron from water that flows from the Adit. AGC has never mined at the Atlanta site, but has been treating the water that flows from the Adit in various capacities since 1994, with recent results of less than 10 ug/L of arsenic and 1,000 ug/L of iron, most often at non-detect levels, in compliance with the NPDES permit's requirements. On occasions that the test levels have exceeded the effluent limits prescribed in the NPDES permit, such as during Spring runoff, or brief malfunctions in the flow or filters within the Pilot Water Treatment Facility, these were the result of AGC's inability to control the flow of water. AGC has actively been in consultation with agencies in an effort to resolve the water treatment issues in Atlanta, Idaho. While AGC is confident that this matter can be amicably resolved, there can be no assurance that AGC will not be faced with liability nor can it presently be determined what penalties may be imposed by the Court should the claim be upheld.