DOJ, EPA Land $25M CERCLA Deal To Clean Copper Mine Site

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced a $25 million Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act settlement with four companies to clean up an abandoned copper mine in Elko County, Nev., which allegedly released hazardous substances into nearby bodies of water.

Alongside the U.S. Environmental Agency and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, the DOJ held the four companies accountable for the elevated concentrations of harmful substances in a creek and river located near the Rio Tinto Mine.

Under the terms of the settlement, Atlantic...
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