Sentencing set for Bagdad Hillside in dumping contaminated water case

A judge has scheduled a May 10th sentencing for a mining company convicted of felony charges of discharging arsenic-contaminated water into a creek in Yavapai County. On April 5th, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville convicted Bagdad Hillside LLC of three felony counts of violating a pollution discharge law. Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office said Bagdad Hillside discharged contaminated water from its mine into Boulder Creek at a rate of about 2.6 million a year after signing consent orders to stop the practice. Brnovich’s office says Bagdad Hillside could face fines and will be required to pay restitution.


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