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United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 21059
Nos. Civ-S-91-768 DFL JFM, 987 F. Supp. 1233/(E.D. Cal., 09/30/1997) Corporate successor liability

The court holds that the corporate successor of a chemical company that acquired the assets of a mining company is liable for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response costs attributable to the mining company. From 1894 to 1968, the mining company operated a California copper mine....

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