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Waste Action Project v. Dawn Mining Corp.

ELR Citation: ELR 21035
Nos. 96-36055, 137 F.3d 1426/46 ERC 1257/(9th Cir., 03/10/1998)

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to regulate the discharge of uranium mill tailings into the nation's waterways under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA). The court first holds that uranium mill tailings are not pollutants for purposes of the FWPCA....

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