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Reserve Mining Company v. EPA
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
514 F.2d 492 (4th Cir. 1975) (en banc)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), several states, and several environmental groups (plaintiffs) filed suit against Reserve Mining Company (Reserve) (defendant) seeking an injunction to stop Reserve from discharging iron ore waste into Lake Superior. Plaintiffs alleged the waste contained asbestos-like fibers and, when ingested by residents of the States, had a greater likelihood of causing serious health problems, including cancer. The district court granted the injunction and ordered the waste discharges to cease immediately, effectively closing Reserve’s plant of operations. Reserve appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bright, J.)
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