On September 27, 2012, EPA, the Department of Justice, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection announced a $25 million agreement for the cleanup of the Rio Tinto Mine, an abandoned copper mine in Elko County, NV. Four companies agreed to pay for the environmental project. Case summary for the Rio Tinto Mine Site settlement.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Consent Decree for the Rio Tinto Mine Settlement (PDF)(164 pp, 15 MB)