EPA Considering Forcing Mining Ops To Clean Up

By: AP
By: AP

The environmental protection agency is developing
a rule to guarantee hardrock mining companies will pay for
environmental cleanup at their operations.

The agency said Monday it is working on the details and expects
to file a proposed rule by spring 2011.

A federal judge in February ordered the EPA to close loopholes
that allow companies to get out of paying for costly cleanups by
declaring bankruptcy.

The EPA said requirements will ensure hardrock miners will
finance the cleanup but did not release more specifics.

Hardrock mining companies produce such metals as copper, gold,
iron, lead and uranium as well as non-metallic, non-fuel materials.


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