Asarco Sues EPA To Nix $34M Superfund Claims

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Asarco LLC is suing the U.S. government to scratch $33.6 million in claims the reorganized mining giant maintains have been wrongly and tardily imposed in connection with the cleanup of a Superfund site in California.

The complaint, lodged April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, claims Asarco doesn’t owe a penny for vast contamination at the Blue Ledge Mine site because the company never did more than provide financing decades ago to the owner of the long-abandoned copper mine....
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