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 →

Trial over Columbia River pollution cleanup — Teck Smelter could pay up to $1 billion

Trial over Columbia River pollution cleanup -- possibly up to $1 billion -- set for September Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 2:59 PM     Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:27 AM By The Associated Press The Associated Press YAKIMA -- A federal judge has rejected efforts by a Canadian smelter to drag other companies into... Continue Reading →

Government putting our health & safety at risk….still.

Changes to environmental assessments puts health, safety at risk, say critics February 20, 2012 Heather Scoffield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA—A group of environmental lawyers, doctors and academics says the federal government will endanger health and safety if it curtails the environmental assessment process in a “haphazard” way. They fear the federal government, in its zeal... Continue Reading →

The Politics of Transborder Pollution – Great review of a book regarding Teck

A dear family friend, Ali Soltani, sent me the below review of the book "Smelter Smoke in North America: The Politics of Transborder Pollution".  Teck Smelter is one of the two smelters - and the Trail Smelter Case from 1933 involving Northport landowners as the plaintiffs is discussed at length.  Excellent review, I am excited... Continue Reading →

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