There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines littered across the United States.
Do not fool yourself and think you are in the clear once you get environmental professionals involved. Below is a simple example of how even “environmental professionals” make mistakes.
As you will read below, abandoned mines can release an array of environmental contaminants which can cause third party bodily injury, third party property damage, business interruption, investigation and cleanup costs, legal fees…
This leads to the question “Who are your neighbors?” What if a neighboring property causes contamination to come onto your property and it happens to be from an old abandoned mine and there is not an identifiable responsible party? Under Federal law the property owner is responsible for the environmental condition of their property regardless of who caused the environmental problem. Pollution liability insurance can protect you from pollution liabilities caused by third parties.
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