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9th Circ. Says Billing BP For $111M Cleanup Tab Premature

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9th Circ. Says Billing BP For $111M Cleanup Tab Premature

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 10:04 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit affirmed Monday that a BP America subsidiary owes a mining firm a quarter of the costs for arsenic cleanup at a Montana Superfund site, but the panel said the amount should not necessarily be based on the firm’s entire $111.4 million settlement with the EPA.

In a published opinion, a unanimous panel backed a lower court’s finding that Atlantic Richfield Co. must repay Tucson, Arizona-based mining company Asarco LLC 25% of what Asarco has paid to remediate the Superfund site in East Helena, Montana. But the panel said the trial court wrongfully allowed Asarco to collect on the…

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