Mining Co. Must Face CWA Suit Over Contaminants

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge ruled Friday that Flambeau Mining Co. dumped copper and other contaminants from a now-reclaimed mine targeted by two environmental groups, but decided to send to trial the question of whether the pollutants reached a nearby stream.

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled on a host of motions in the suit, granting in part a summary judgment bid from the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and the Center for Biological Diversity and denying a competing summary judgment bid from Flambeau.

The groups and...
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