US Pays Asarco $15M To End Neb. Superfund Cleanup Dispute

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 2:05 PM EST) -- The federal government on Tuesday reached a settlement with Asarco LLC in Texas bankruptcy court, agreeing to pay the mining company $15 million to resolve allegations that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice destroyed documents related to the $219.5 million cleanup of a Nebraska Superfund site.

Asarco, a unit of Grupo Mexico SAB, had accused Robert Feild, the EPA's project manager at the Omaha Lead Superfund site, of concealing and destroying documents related to an EPA study of recontamination at the site....
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