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Teck Cominco/Lake Roosevelt

Case Overview

Teck Cominco Metals operates a smelter ten miles north of the US-Canada border. This smelter has contaminated Lake Roosevelt, in Washington State, and parts of the Upper Columbia River with toxic heavy metals. Earthjustice filed a "friend of the Court" brief in support of the Colville Tribe to enforce an order issued to Teck Cominco to study and assess the pollution.

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August 11, 2006 | Legal Document

Teck Cominco case: Amicus Brief

"Friend of the Court" brief in support of Joseph A. Pakootas and Donald R. Michel, and the State of Washington, urging the Ninth Circuit Court to affirm the decision of the district court in the matter of Pakootas et al and State of Washington v. Teck Com