Mining Cos., Tribe Bury Hatchet Over Idaho Cleanup

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 6:19 PM EST) -- Seven metals mining companies struck a deal Tuesday to pay the U.S. and the Coeur d'Alene Indian tribe a total of $208,500 to end a suit that originally sought $4 million for cleanup costs and natural resource damage in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin in Idaho.

The tribe and the federal government — co-trustees for natural resources in the area — asked an Idaho federal court to enter a consent decree resolving a suit they filed in September against Alice Consolidated Mines Inc., Hypotheek Mining and Milling Co., Callahan Consolidated Mines...
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