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April 30, 2012

Dupont Co. agrees to pay $250,000 to clean up waste at former Cherokee County mine site

RIVERTON, Kan. — A settlement filed in U.S. District Court requires DuPont Co. to pay more than $250,000 to clean up mine waste at the former Graselli mine in Cherokee County.

The 560-acre site is six miles north of Riverton, 11 miles south of Pittsburg and four miles west of Carl Junction, Mo. It is part of the larger Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site related to the Tri-State Mining District, where lead, zinc and cadmium was mined for decades.

The company didn’t admit to any liability as part of the consent decree, filed in U.S. District Court.


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