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United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 21055
Nos. CIV-S-91-768 DFL JFM, 987 F. Supp. 1277/(E.D. Cal., 10/28/1997) U.S. government liability for WWII activity

The court holds that U.S. activities at a California mine during World War II did not subject it to liability as an operator under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). During the war, the United States encouraged national mine production through government funding, subsidies, and financing....

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