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Going for Broke
How a copper giant plans to make the public pay for its toxic mess
By Marilyn Berlin Snell

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  • On April 11, 2006, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced plans to close existing loopholes and address lax enforcement that allow polluters like Asarco to manipulate corporate bankruptcy laws, skip cleanup responsibilities, and leave taxpayers with the bill.
    >> Find out more about her legislation.