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Deal means Lovitt Mine gets cleanup

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WENATCHEE — A small part of a huge settlement with mining giant ASARCO will fund cleaning up a tailings pile from the old Lovitt Mine near Wenatchee. Of a $188 million settlement between ASARCO and Washington state earlier this month, $400,000 will go to cleaning up a large tailings pile on the west side of Squilchuck Creek, said Valerie Bound, toxics cleanup program manager for the state Department of Ecology in Yakima.

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