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Atlantic Richfield To Pay $8M For Superfund Cleanup

Law360 (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Atlantic Richfield Co., a subsidiary of BP PLC, has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay $8 million to clean up a Superfund site in Alpine County, Calif.

The agreement, which settles an EPA enforcement action, calls for Atlantic Richfield to treat acid mine drainage at the Leviathan Mine Superfund site for five years, at an estimated cost of $5.6 million.

The company will also reimburse the EPA for $1.7 million in past cleanup costs, pay $400,000 on a restoration project and...
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