Justices Hear Pollution Suit Over Smelter In Montana

Justices Hear Pollution Suit Over Smelter In Montana

Source: The New York Times, December 4, 2019
Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/

For nearly a century, a copper smelter near Butte, Mont., processed ore and released lethal chemicals into the environment, including, according to court records, as much as 62 tons of arsenic and 10 tons of lead each day.

In 1983, a few years after the smelter was shut down, the Environmental Protection Agency designated the 300 square miles surrounding it a Superfund site, requiring the parties responsible for the pollution to take steps to clean it up. Read more.

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