EPA Strikes More Deals For Mine Cleanup On Navajo Land

Law360, New York (February 9, 2017, 9:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached deals with Chevron USA Inc. and a Freeport-McMoRan Inc. subsidiary to develop plans to clean up waste from abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation land, according to an agency statement Thursday.

The EPA said it has reached a settlement with Chevron to address the cleanup of radium-contaminated soil at the Mariano Lake Mine site and a separate but similar agreement with Western Nuclear Inc. for cleanup at the Ruby Mines site, both located near Gallup, New Mexico.

The agreements...
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