02/24/2012 04:20:27 PM EST
New Mexico Mining Company Agrees To Pay $5.5M To Clean Up 3 Sites
LAS CRUCES, N.M. A federal judge in New Mexico on Feb. 21 signed off on a consent decree in which Freeport-McMoRan Corp., a copper mining company, agreed to pay $5.5 million to clean up and remediate three sites where it conducted operations in order to resolve a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of the Interior and State of New Mexico (United States of America, et al. v. Freeport-McMoRan Corp., et al., No. 11-cv-1140, D. N.M.).
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