Atlantic Richfield To Pay $21M To Settle Superfund Suit

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Atlantic Richfield Co. last week agreed to pay $21 million to resolve the federal government’s efforts to recoup cleanup costs for a Superfund site in Montana.

The U.S. Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree June 6 in Montana federal court to settle the United States’ claim for response costs incurred under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act in connection with the environmental remediation of the Anaconda Smelter NPL Superfund Site and the Warm Springs Ponds Operable Units, near Anaconda, Mont.

Butte, Mont.,...
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