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DOJ Tells Asarco To Clean Up

Law360 (June 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice demanded Monday that mining company Asarco LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 in 2005, address pollution at a group of its mines in California as a condition of its reorganization.

The DOJ's brief, filed on behalf of the acting assistant attorney general for environment and natural resource, added that the costs associated with compliance ought to be given administrative priority in Asarco's reorganization plan, which is due in August.

“Debtor's responsibility to abate ongoing releases and threatened releases should be afforded...
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