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By Rose Ragsdale
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Appeals court rules against Teck Cominco

Favors members of Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in hazardous waste case, says suit against company can proceed

 

Last updated 7/30/2006 at Noon



A U.S. appeals court ruled July 3 that a lawsuit can proceed against Canadian mining company Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. over the release of hazardous waste in Canada that reached the United States.

Teck Cominco, the world's biggest zinc producer, had argued the lawsuit should be dismissed because U.S. environmental laws don't apply to a Canadian company that dumped waste in Canada.

The lawsuit...



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