EPA Accused Of Letting Iron Plant Pollute Waters

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Two Chippewa Indian bands and a Minnesota environmental group on Monday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the agency of allowing an iron production facility to dump dangerous levels of pollutants into area waters for the next eight years in violation of the Clean Water Act.

By granting a variance to Mesabi Nugget Delaware LLC that lasts until 2021, the EPA ignored evidence that it chemicals released by the plant would damage production of wild rice and seriously harm fish populations, according to the suits...
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