Okla. Miner Faces Class Action Over Contaminants

Law360, New York (April 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. has been hit with a class action that claims the mining company failed to clean up lead, arsenic and cadmium contamination, which continues to endanger the lives of 7,000 Oklahoma residents.

Plaintiffs firm Nix Patterson & Roach LLP filed the class action in Kay County on Monday against Freeport-McMoRan, its subsidiary Phelps Dodge Corp. and several other related companies for allegedly failing to properly address pollution in the Blackwell, Okla., area from a smelter plant that hasn't operated in more than...
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