EPA Says Novel Mine Cleanup Deal Has Limited Superfund Liability Shield

May 6, 2021
EPA Region 10 has told a mining company that reached a novel Superfund settlement late in the Trump administration to voluntarily clean up abandoned mining waste on lands it now controls that it does not have unlimited protection from liability under the Superfund law, rebuffing public statements by the company. The clarification, contained in an April 28 “general notice” letter to Perpetua Resources, says the settlement protects the company from suit only for work in certain areas of the site...

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