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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News, The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Judge denies most charges against Red Dog

Kivalina village plaintiffs still hope to prove one-third of claims that Northwest Alaska mine violated federal Clean Water Act

 

Last updated 8/27/2006 at Noon



A federal court judge has ruled that Teck Cominco Ltd., owner and operator of the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska, violated the federal Clean Water Act by discharging treated wastewater into a nearby stream.

U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick in Anchorage found that Red Dog exceeded limits set by the federal law in 618 claims in a lawsuit filed by a half-dozen residents of the nearby Arct...



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