Asarco Wants Rivals To Pay Share Of $400M Mine Cleanup

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Mining giant Asarco LLC sued six rivals and a railway company in federal court Tuesday seeking to recoup cleanup costs incurred at Superfund sites in Utah, Montana, Idaho and Washington state.

Asarco targeted mining rivals Xstrata PLC, Hecla Mining Co., Callahan Mining Corp, Equinox Resources Inc., Washington Resources LLC and Willow Creek Minerals LLC, along with Union Pacific Corp., claiming that it has paid as much as $389 million under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act to clean up sites where it was not...
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Case Title

Asarco v. Noranda Mining


Case Number

2:12-cv-00527

Court

Utah

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

David Nuffer

Date Filed

June 5, 2012


Case Title

Asarco LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Company et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-00283

Court

Idaho

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Edward J. Lodge

Date Filed

June 4, 2012


Case Title

ASARCO v. Hecla Limited


Case Number

6:12-cv-00052

Court

Montana

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Dana L. Christensen

Date Filed

June 4, 2012

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