Asarco Wants $220M Settlement Nixed, Claims EPA Erased Docs

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Bankrupt mining company Asarco LLC on Sunday asked a Texas bankruptcy court to toss part of a $219.5 million settlement it paid for cleanup at a Nebraska Superfund site, claiming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency destroyed records that would have cleared its name.

In a motion filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Asarco, a unit of Grupo Mexico SAB, accused Robert Feild, the EPA's project manager at the Omaha Lead Superfund site, of concealing and destroying documents related to an...
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