EPA Sues Calif. Mining Co. For $40M Cleanup

Law360, New York (August 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. government has slapped a California mining company with a $40 million lawsuit claiming the U.S. has been cleaning up the mining company's hazardous waste since 1991.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sued Bradley Mining Company on Tuesday in the the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking reimbursement for cleaning up a Lake County, Calif., Superfund site.

EPA is asking for $40 million, incurred through investigating and cleaning up the contaminated site, as well as prejudgment interest and costs related to...
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