Gold Mining Company of America has been found to have breached a US environmental protection standard when its copper mine near Los Angeles was built in the 1970s and 1980s, according to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) latest environmental impact report.
The report says that the copper mine was built on a property that was not managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
The report, which was issued this month by the Interior Department, also says that an EPA-approved cleanup plan has not been implemented.
“EPA has not assessed the environmental impact or potential impacts of the proposed construction on the endangered Pacific Crest Lead-Bearing Peregrine Falcon,” DOI deputy director Amy Tubb said in a statement to Gold Mining.
“This is not a review of the project and is not part of the agency’s ongoing environmental review of Copper Mine Los Angeles.”
Tubb told the Associated Press that the US government does not require mining companies to implement any specific remediation plans.
“We have the responsibility to enforce the law and enforce the regulations,” she said.
The US Fish & Wildlife Service said it had not been made aware of the incident until now, but said it was investigating.
The agency has said it is working with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine whether the company breached its standard for environmental compliance.
The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The DOI did say that “the company had not identified any violations with respect to its water and soil quality plan or its mine management plan.”
It also noted that the company was “taking corrective actions and will provide more information as it is made available.”
The agency did not specify whether any other mining companies had violated their standard.
In March, the US Geological Survey said that the mine’s construction could pose health risks to the birds.
The mining company that built the project, which had an estimated value of $4.7 billion at the time, said it would be building a new facility to ensure its construction would not impact the endangered Peregrines.
The company also said it planned to build an artificial island off the site, and it would also use “an array of environmentally sustainable practices” to prevent harmful air pollution from entering the lake.
The copper mine, located in the mountains near Los Alamos National Laboratory, was built from 1979 to 1984 by Gold Mining Co. of America, a privately held company owned by the brothers Robert and Charles Gold.
The Los Alamus National Laboratory is one of the US Department of Energy’s top facilities for nuclear weapons research.
It is also one of several facilities where uranium mining is carried out.
It was closed in 2005 after a series of accidents.
The mine also has ties to the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
In the past, the Times has reported that a former Times employee said that at the Times’ downtown Los Angeles office in the mid-1980s, the paper’s reporters were regularly threatened by a group of men who used to wear ski masks.