EPA Sues Mining Co. For $7M In Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a suit Friday against the former operator of a mine in Idaho, seeking to recover $7 million spent on cleaning up hazardous metals and other pollution at the site.

The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, seeks the reimbursement of funds paid by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service for the cleanup of hazardous substances related to the mining and milling of tungsten, antimony and gold.

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