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Canadian Mining Companies: Costing U.S. Taxpayers and the Environment

Canadian Mining Companies: Costing U.S. Taxpayers and the Environment
Canadian mining companies go bankrupt

Published: September 5, 2006

By: Bonnie Gestring

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A number of Canadian mining companies with U.S. subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy in recent years.  They've left substantial environmental impacts at their U.S. based mining operations, and significant clean-up costs to U.S. taxpayers.  This fact sheet provides examples illustrating the long-term environmental and financial liabilities associated with such bankruptices in five western states.

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