Bunker Hill Mining Corp. Pursues Acid Wastewater Treatment Costs

May 17, 2021, 2:54 PM

A Canadian corporation that operates Bunker Hill Mine in Idaho wants companies running a nearby mine to chip in for the costs of treating acidic wastewater, according to a complaint in federal district court.

Bunker Hill Mining Corp.'s collection and drainage system prevents pollutants from reaching Bunker Creek and the south fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. The company paid the Environmental Protection Agency’s past water treatment costs for acidic mine drainage from Bunker Hill Mine and Crescent Mine, amounting to $1 million, the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho said.

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