Sunoco Ordered To Fix Dam At Mercury Mine

Law360, New York (December 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sunoco Inc. to shore up a dam at an abandoned California mercury mine, which the agency claims is at risk of releasing mercury into the environment.

Sunoco was ordered to stabilize a mine waste impoundment pond at the former Mount Diablo Mercury Mine in Contra Costa County, Calif. According to the EPA, Dunn Creek is cutting into a berm of the pond that holds mercury-contaminated water.

The order requires Sunoco to stabilize the berm before the winter rain season...
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