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NovaGold Settles EPA Suit Over Alaska Mine Pollution

Law360 (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Canadian mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. has paid the federal government $883,629 to settle allegations that the company fouled water around an Alaska gold mine, but put some of the blame on environmentalists for allegedly stalling construction that would have prevented the pollution.

NovaGold said in a statement Tuesday that it settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and had paid the federal government to resolve claims that stormwater discharges polluted streams close to the mine near Nome, in western Alaska.

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