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Silver Bell Mining agrees to $110,000 settlement for water quality violations from pipeline spill near Marana

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013

Phoenix Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced last Tuesday that Silver Bell Mining, LLC has agreed to pay a $60,000 penalty and perform preventative actions valued at $50,000 as part of a consent judgment to resolve water quality violations caused by a June 2010 spill from a pipeline at its Silver Bell Copper Mine near Marana in Pima County.

The actions agreed to by Silver Bell Mining to prevent future spills from pipelines include drafting and implementing a pipeline operations and maintenance manual covering more than 20 miles of pipelines; performing periodic pipeline physical inspections, tests and repairs; and training employees on proper procedures for fusing pipe segments together.

For the complete article see the 02-06-2013 issue.

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