05 January 2001
Bechtel Corporation has learned from press reports that it has been named in a complaint brought by the attorney general of the state of Colorado in connection with the company's limited role as a construction contractor at the Summitville gold mine during the mid-1980s."We are frankly at a loss to understand what the Colorado attorney general is doing here. Fourteen years after our company successfully and safely completed its defined scope of work on the Summitville facility, Mr. Salazar now apparently seeks for the first time to obtain some relief from Bechtel," says Steve Butler, a Bechtel lawyer. "As we understand it, his complaint appears to be based on serious factual errors and reflects a real misunderstanding of what actually occurred."