Asarco Sues BNSF Over $80M Cleanup

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT) -- Asarco LLC sued BNSF Railway Co. and four others in Missouri on Thursday, seeking contributions toward an $80 million cleanup at a mining site the company has fully covered as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.

BNSF, NL Industries Inc., St. Francois County Environmental Corp., Delta Asphalt Inc. and Anschutz Mining Corp. — who have all allegedly conducted mining, metal processing, storage, transport or related operations through facilities in or near the Southeast Missouri Mining District — are all liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and...
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