EPA Secures $3M In Mine Superfund Suit Settlement

Law360, New York (February 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court has approved a $3 million settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and gold producer Newmont Capital Ltd. to cover part of an estimated $50 million cleanup cost at a former California gold mine that has leaked toxic waste for decades.

Judge Morrison C. England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California signed off on the consent decree Friday, ruling that the terms of the proposed settlement are fair, reasonable and consistent with the purposes of the Comprehensive...
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