April 3, 2009 6:09 PM

Asarco gets $6 billion award; could fund mine-site cleanups

A mining company controlled by one of Mexico's richest families has been ordered to pay Asarco an estimated $6 billion in stock and damages — money that eventually could be used to pay for the cleanup of dozens of seriously polluted mining and smelting sites across the West.

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