Mining Cos. Sued For $100M Over SD Gold Mine Pollution

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of South Dakota launched a suit Thursday seeking to recover more than $100 million from four mining companies that allegedly contributed to pollution at an abandoned gold and silver mine.

Cyprus Mines Corp., Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. Inc., Blue Tee Corp. and Homestake Mining Co. of California are all accused of dumping metals-laden tailings from the Gilt Edge Mine, located in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, into the headwaters of a system that contains regional aquifers...
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