Mining Cos. To Pay $30M To End SD Mine Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A South Dakota federal judge on Tuesday granted final approval of a pair of consent decrees between the government and Cyprus Mines Corp. and Homestake Mining Co., with the companies agreeing to pay a combined $30 million to settle pollution allegations at an abandoned gold and silver mine.

The U.S. and South Dakota had been seeking more than $100 million in remediation costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, but will take $26 million from Cyprus and another $4.2 million for Homestake to...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Cyprus Mines Corporation et al

Case Number



South Dakota

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Jeffrey L. Viken

Date Filed

August 23, 2012

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