Jury Awards Calif. City $48M After Tainted-Water Trial

By Dave Simpson (September 9, 2021, 6:37 PM EDT) -- After a decade in court, three trips to the Ninth Circuit, and two previous trials ending without damages, a California federal jury found that mining company SQM's North American unit owes the city of Pomona $48 million in a suit over groundwater contaminated by perchlorate allegedly originating from SQM fertilizer....

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