Ohio, Mining Cos. Settle Chromium Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Ohio environmental regulators have reached a deal with Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. and Chemetall Foote Corp. that will see the state recover more than $297,000 for past costs of cleaning up a long-unused chromium smelting facility in Jefferson County and up to $20 million for future expenses.

The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, sought cleanup costs and a preliminary injunction against the nuisance caused by waste dumps associated with the site, formerly run by now-defunct Satralloy Inc....
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