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Company: Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation
Current Parent CompanyRio Tinto
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Penalty: $20,000,000
Year: 2007
Date: July 9, 2007
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation agreed to implement a comprehensive cleanup of groundwater contamination from past mining operations related to the Bingham Canyon Mine located southwest of Salt Lake City. The work was expected to cost $15 million and take over four decades to complete. Under the terms of the settlement, Kennecott also agreed to pay over $5 million for costs associated with prior investigations and other actions by EPA at the site and surrounding areas.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Utah
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: mining
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