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By Rose Ragsdale
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Teck Cominco, EPA enter pollution pact

World's largest zinc producer agrees to investigate and multiyear studies of contamination in Upper Columbia River basin


Last updated 6/25/2006 at Noon

After several years of legal wrangling and negotiations, Teck Cominco Metals Ltd., the world's largest zinc producer, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an international agreement to investigate contamination in the Upper Columbia River in northeast Washington.

Under the agreement, which EPA hailed June 2 as a "landmark" settlement, Teck Cominco will fund and perform EPA...

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