BP Subsidiary To Pay $2.5M For Colo. Uranium Mine Cleanup

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Tuesday asked a federal judge to approve a consent decree under which BP America Inc. subsidiary Enstar LLC will pay $2.5 million for the remediation of former uranium mines located in a Colorado national forest.

In June the U.S. filed a complaint against Enstar alleging violations of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act at the Butterfly and Burrell Mine sites.

The mines, situated in the White River National Forest, about 14 miles away from the town of Meeker, Colo., were managed...
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