Cliffs Improves Landfill Site That Triggered Enviro Fine

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. said Monday it is making improvements to a landfill for coal ash generated at a Minnesota power plant that accidentally leaked into a nearby wastewater treatment plant and resulted in a nearly $300,000 fine.

The company’s subsidiary Northshore Mining Co. was fined in February by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for spraying 39,200 gallons of corrosive hazardous waste leachate for dust control at the landfill in May 2011. Then in July 2011, an additional 38,900 gallons of hazardous waste leachate that exceeded...
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