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In Settlement with United States and Montana, Atlantic Richfield Agrees to Framework for Cleanup of Mining Contamination in Butte, Montana

Feb 14, 2020 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Justice Department, announced the release of the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (BPSOU) consent decree. This document provides the framework for the continued cleanup of mining-related contamination to protect public health and the environment in Butte and Walkerville, Montana.

The consent decree requires Atlantic Richfield to undertake or finance over $150 million in cleanup actions, provide financial assurances fo...