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Teck Cominco/Lake Roosevelt

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Case Number # 24650

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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Thursday, June 1, 2006
Teck Cominco denies liability in new agreement
Friday, July 29, 2005
Lawsuit demands accountability to clean up Lake Roosevelt (Grand Coulee Dam)