Mining Co. Liable For Columbia River Pollution Costs
Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 4:08 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday found mining company Teck Resources Ltd. liable for costs incurred by the state government and an Indian tribe related to Teck's dumping of hazardous pollutants into the Columbia River.
The ruling is the latest chapter in eight years of litigation initiated by Washington and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation over Teck's mining and fertilizer facilities in Canada that dumped slag — containing zinc and lead — and effluent — containing lead, zinc, arsenic, mercury and other metals and chemical compounds — into the Columbia River that made its way to Washington.
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