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By Shane Lasley
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Parties settle Red Dog discharge lawsuit

Lawyers hammer out agreement on water-quality complaint voiced by half-dozen Kivalina residents against zinc-lead mine operator


Last updated 5/25/2008 at Noon

A federal judge has canceled a trial scheduled for May 19 concerning a lawsuit filed in 2004 by six Kivalina residents asking for more than $20 million in damages from Teck Cominco Alaska Inc. for alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act at the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska.

Plaintiffs claimed that Teck Cominco, the mine's operator, discharged illegal amounts of total dissolved solids...

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