Sterling Stays Off Hook For Now In $22M Superfund Fight

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 7:52 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Thursday to rule ahead of trial that Sterling Centrecorp Inc. is responsible for cleanup costs at the Lava Cap Mine Superfund site, where the government has already dropped $22 million on remediation efforts.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control launched the suit to recover the money it spent addressing arsenic contamination at the former site of one of California's largest gold mines in the 1930s and 1940s. The suit targets Sterling as well as...
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