ANACONDA COPPER MINE
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On February 5, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Deferral Agreement with the State of Nevada to ensure cleanup of the Anaconda Copper Mine.
Under the Deferral Agreement, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is now the lead agency for response actions on all portions of the site except for tribal lands. For Nevada Division of Environmental Protection project and contact information please see the following link.
Under the Deferral Agreement, EPA retains the lead for response actions on tribal lands, inlcuding lands of the Yerington Paiute Tribe and Walker River Paiute Tribe. Please see EPA site contact information below if you would like to contact EPA about response actions on tribal lands.
On April 24, 2018, EPA finalized an administrative settlement between EPA and Atlantic Richfield Company regarding the Anaconda Copper Mine Site in Yerington, Nevada. The settlement required Atlantic Richfield Company to reimburse EPA $3,000,000 for past response costs at the site.