EPA, Kansas Target Mine Operator Over Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 1:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Kansas have filed a complaint against Blue Tee Corp., accusing the mining company of environmental damage caused by waste metals released by its predecessor American Zinc Lead & Smelting Co.

AZLS operated three smelters in Kansas in the early part of the 20th century and waste metal from the site, including arsenic, lead and cadmium, caused damage to natural resources and spoiled rivers, lakes and streams in the surrounding area, according to the complaint, filed Thursday in...
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