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Gov't Agrees To Pay Uranium Mining Cos. $1.6M For Cleanup

Law360, New York (October 3, 2017, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a notice inviting public comment on a proposed agreement stipulating that the government will pay three uranium mining companies nearly $1.6 million for response costs connected to the San Mateo Uranium Mine Site in Cibola County, New Mexico.

The proposed consent decree would resolve a case in New Mexico federal court. It would also require the mining companies to pay $25,000 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Hazardous Substance Superfund. The response costs accumulated after the U.S. Forest...
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Case Information

Case Title

United Nuclear Corporation et al v. United States of America

Case Number



New Mexico

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Kenneth J. Gonzales

Date Filed

May 13, 2015

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