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EPA issues arrest warrant for mining boss

Publishing Date
18 Aug 2011 2:28pm GMT
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Mining Journal

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the former chief executive officer of French Gulch Nevada Mining Corp and Bullion River Gold Corp to its 'fugitive' list. This follows Peter Kuhn's failure to surrender to federal law-enforcement authorities.

Mr Kuhn was indicted earlier this month for his role in a conspiracy illegally to dispose of mining wastes in 2006-07 near the French Gulch mine in Shasta County, California. The material is alleged to have contained hazardous concentrations of arsenic and lead.

Mr Kuhn, who stepped down as CEO in 2008, was indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts. If convicted, he faces a possible 20-year imprisonment. There are currently 18 fugitives on the EPA fugitive list.

The mine's former superintendent, Kiedock Kim, is also a defendant in the case. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail. The mine was fined US$37,500 by state water-quality officials in 2007.

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