Teck Admits To Hazardous US River Waste In CERCLA Suit

Law360, Chicago (September 11, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- Teck Resources Ltd. admitted Monday that hazardous substances in waste it intentionally dumped into the Columbia River from its Canadian smelter are leaching into the Washington state environment, but argued a suit brought by state and tribal governments is improperly trying to pin the mining company under U.S. environmental law.

Teck made its statement in a stipulation entered in Washington federal court just one week before a scheduled trial on liability issues in the case, in which the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Pakootas, et al v. Teck Cominco Metals, et al

Case Number



Washington Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Lonny R. Suko

Date Filed

July 21, 2004

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