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Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

Jul 30, 2015 - Associated Press Online

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.

Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV Energy and the California Department of Water Resources are earmarked for a community health wellness center on the nearby Moapa Band of Paiute Indians reservation, attorney Robert Wiygul said Thursday.

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