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Govt, mining bodies in CERCLA row

The National Mining Association has expressed alarm over the US Environmental Protection Agency’s new “financial responsibility requirements” for hard-rock miners in the country, claiming the rules have been hurriedly pushed into the public consultation arena by the outgoing Obama administration despite “serious flaws raised by industry experts and financial institutions”.

The US EPA says mine response and clean-up actions cost it nearly US$1.1B between 2010 and 2014

The US EPA says mine response and clean-up actions cost it nearly US$1.1B between 2010 and 2014

The NMA said the “duplicative” Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) rule was “unnecessary, redundant and poorly constructed, and exemplifies all the problems of...

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