Cleanup at Neighboring Oklahoma Zinc Smelters to Be Split

April 1, 2021, 5:48 PM

Two companies tied to neighboring zinc smelters in Oklahoma will split the cost of a $32 million contaminated soil remediation program, a federal district court decided.

Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. wanted TCI Pacific Communications LLC to contribute to the costs of cleaning up contaminated soil at two former zinc smelting facilities near Collinsville, Okla. TCI will pay Cyprus about $14 million, accounting for its contribution to smelter waste in the area and refusal to participate in the soil cleanup, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma decided Wednesday.

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