Chevron Blames US For Pollution At Mineral Mining Site

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT) -- A Chevron Corp subsidiary is insisting that the federal government is liable for environmental cleanup costs at a New Mexico Superfund site, lodging a suit in federal court Friday claiming the U.S. encouraged and financed the mining and waste disposal activities at the site that caused soil and water contamination.

The government funded the expansion mining operations in the late 1950s at what is now known as the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site in order to boost the domestic supply of the mineral molybdenum, according to...
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