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Inside EPA - 03/08/2019

District Judge Finds EPA Liability Under Superfund For Gold King Mine Spill

March 01, 2019
A federal district judge has ruled that EPA faces liability under the Superfund law for its accidental massive wastewater spill from the Gold King Mine cleanup in 2015, backing state and private plaintiffs’ claims that federal cleanup projects like the mine can be subject to the statute’s application to waste “operators,” “arrangers,” and “transporters.” In a Feb. 28 opinion , Chief Judge William P. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico largely rejects EPA’s motions...

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