Judge Tosses Texas Suit Over Open Boreholes

Law360, New York (June 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Texas county against a uranium mining company for allegedly contaminating the county's groundwater by failing to close exploratory boreholes, rejecting the county's novel argument that the company effectively created injection wells without permits.

Judge John D. Rainey, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, ruled Friday that Goliad County and two of its residents would do better to pursue their grievance against Uranium Energy Corp. before a state administrative body or state...
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