Ninth Circuit rules in favor of Teck smelter on liability claim

The Original article published at Lake Roosevelt Forum, http://www.lrf.org A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that aerial deposition from the Teck smelter in Trail, Canada does not constitute "disposal." As such, Teck cannot be held liable for hazardous substances such as lead, arsenic and mercury emitted from Trail smoke... Continue Reading →

Teck spill adds to long history of polluting upper Columbia

Tribal Tribune   April 21, 2016 Press Release | Updated Yesterday NESPELEM—This week Teck Cominco’s failure to manage its operations has once again sent toxic pollution into the Columbia River. It is another tragic assault by Teck on the region’s natural resources. Teck’s disregard for the land, air and water it impacts must be stopped.... Continue Reading →

AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT

  Necessity of Air Monitoring in Northport, WA The WA Department of Ecology’s air monitoring studies completed in Northport from 1992-1998 showed extremely elevated levels of arsenic (200 times higher than the national standard), and cadmium (see the results below in part II). No air monitoring has been done since 1998. So has Northport continued... Continue Reading →

Teck admits polluting, but still planning an escape route….

Teck admits polluting Columbia River in U.S.   But company doesn't concede dumped waste caused harm   By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun; With files from Canadian PressSeptember 11, 2012     Teck Resources has admitted that mining waste and effluent from its Trail smelter polluted the Columbia River across the U.S.-Canada border in Washington State... Continue Reading →

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