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Mining Co. To Shell Out $20M To Cover EPA Cleanup Costs

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 9:27 PM EDT) -- An Idaho mining company on Monday agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $20 million to cover past EPA cleanup costs at a shuttered lead and zinc mine that it will, in return, be able to lease and reopen.

Bunker Hill Mine Corp.’s agreement resolves a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act lawsuit that the EPA filed against mine owner Placer Mining Co. in 2004, which alleged Placer failed to properly handle pollution at the Bunker Hill Mine. The site is part of the...
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Case Title

USA v. Placer Mining Corp., et al


Case Number

2:04-cv-00126

Court

Idaho

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Edward J. Lodge

Date Filed

March 17, 2004

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