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Atlantic Richfield Co.

Butte, MT: (Feb-12-07) A long ensuing battle between the state of Montana and Atlantic Richfield has reached a settlement totaling roughly $215 million in restoration damage claims. The lawsuit claimed Atlantic Richfield caused environmental damage by mining and smelting in Butte and Anaconda. The remaining claims involved damage along the Clark Fork River from the Warm Springs ponds to Milltown, in the Anaconda Uplands area, and contamination of a groundwater aquifer in Butte. The EPA's Montana office, said the agency is asking the state to take the lead role in implementing the Superfund remedy and handling restoration work along the Clark Fork. [GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE: RESTORATION DAMAGE]

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Published on Feb-18-07


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