BP to pay $19.5 million settlement in mine pollution case

BP to pay $19.5 million settlement in mine pollution case

Get short URL The abandoned processing facilities at the Anaconda Copper Mine. (Photo by Kelapstick / wikipedia.org) / Wikipedia Nevada residents have been awarded up to a $19.5 million settlement in a class action case that accused a parent company of BP America of leaking toxic chemicals into the soil for decades and covering up the extent of contamination from an abandoned mine.

In a legal battle Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent BP America Inc. have acknowledged no wrongdoing under the settlement agreement. Both businesses agreed to reimburse $7 million in property damages and $900,000 to a medical monitoring […]