Toxic sludge killed thousands of birds at open pit copper mine
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Freeport-McMoRan Corporation, owner of the Henderson and Climax molybdenum mines in Colorado, recently agreed to pay $6.8 million for natural resource damages at its Morenci Mine in east-central Arizona.
The U.S. District Court for Arizona recently approved the settlement, which involves the multinational mining giant, as well as the State of Arizona, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (more…)