US, United Nuclear Settle CERCLA Suit Over Mine Cleanup

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between United Nuclear Corp. and the U.S. government, which is seeking to recover the costs of cleaning up pollution near a mine in Tonto National Forest.

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake signed off on a consent decree in which United Nuclear, an indirect subsidiary of General Electric Co., agreed to pay the government $800,000 but admitted no fault in the matter.

Both parties agreed that "settlement of this matter will avoid further prolonged and complicated litigation...
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