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W.R. Grace Hit With Record Superfund Fine for Libby Asbestos

Article: W.R. Grace Hit With Record Superfund Fine for Libby Asbestos

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – W.R. Grace, a global supplier of specialty chemicals, has agreed to pay $250 million, the highest sum in the history of the Superfund program, to reimburse the federal government for the costs of the investigation and cleanup of asbestos contamination in the town of Libby, Montana, the Justice…

Atlantic Richfield Pays $187 Million to Clean Montana River

Article: Atlantic Richfield Pays $187 Million to Clean Montana River

BUTTE, Montana, February 7, 2008 (ENS) – Decades of mining activity in Butte and Anaconda has contaminated the sediment, banks and floodplain of the Clark Fork River with heavy metals that harm plant and animal life in the river and along its shores. Today, the Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, agreed to pay $187 million that…