It has been reported that the Atlantic Richfield Company has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over asbestos violations and violations relating to other toxic substances at its former Anaconda Copper Mine Site in Nevada.
The company has agreed to give the EPA $2.2 million, although the agency is said to have already spent around ten million dollars on the investigation and clean up of the superfund site. The ten million was spent on investigating the site and removing toxic substances.
The Anaconda Copper Mine was formerly known as the Empire Nevada Mine. In addition to giving the EPA $2.2 million the company has also agreed to carry out work that could amount to around eight million dollars in value.
The work that ARC will be carrying out will include demolition work, asbestos abatement, and cleanup work, which should reduce the dangers and risks of adverse health effects caused by asbestos exposure.