Kennecott sued for alleged excess pollution

Dec 29, 2011 | 03:41 PM | Chris Prentice

Tags  Kennecott Utah, Rio Tinto, Bingham Canyon, lawsuit, pollution, chris prentice

NEW YORK — Kennecott Utah Copper LLC is being sued for as much as $68 million by environmental and health groups in Utah concerned that failure to comply with state regulations is allegedly causing excess pollution.

The groups also are asking that a federal judge require the Rio Tinto Plc subsidiary to comply with a limit on the amount of material moved at the Bingham Canyon Mine, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah. ....

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