Calif. Seeks Pollution Payout for Historic Mine Site

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The state of California hit Newmont Mining Corp. and a host of subsidiary companies with a lawsuit on Friday seeking to recoup pollution cleanup costs at a state park built atop California’s oldest and most productive gold mine.

The suit, filed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on behalf of the state parks and recreation division, aims to force the mining giant to pay for cleanup of mercury, cyanide, arsenic and other hazardous contaminants at the Empire Mine State Historic Park outside of Grass Valley, Calif.,...
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