EPA Considers Cutting Back Idaho Superfund Plan

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 7:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing whether to reduce its planned $1.3 billion Superfund cleanup for the Coeur d’Alene Basin in Idaho by more than $500 million.

The agency indicated last month in meetings over the basin in Silver Valley, Idaho, that a $325 million project to place a plastic liner underneath part of the Coeur d’Alene River is likely to be cut from the plan, and additional initiatives may be dropped that could save more than $200 million, said Bill Rust, a member of...
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