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15 December 2003

EPA battles Canadian company over river pollution

Author: Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to force a Canadian company [Teck Cominco] to clean up decades of toxic smelter waste that have flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt in the United States.

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7 October 2003

Colvilles threaten suit over pollution - Tribe wants to force EPA to take action on Lake Roosevelt [USA/Canada]

Author: Associated Press

The Colville Confederated Tribes say they may file a lawsuit to force the [U.S.] Environmental Protection Agency to declare Lake Roosevelt a Superfund site, or accept a voluntary cleanup by the owners of a Canadian smelter...The records show that...

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23 September 2002

Alaska villagers sue Teck Cominco over pollution [USA]

Author: Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Residents of Kivilina, an Inupiat Eskimo village on Alaska's northwestern coast, sued Teck Cominco Ltd. , charging the company with 2,171 federal water-pollution violations at its Red Dog Mine, the world's largest zinc producer.

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29 July 2002

Workers exposed to poison metal await coroner's report on co-worker death [Canada]

Author: CP

Workers poisoned by thallium at a Teck Cominco lead smelter are anxiously awaiting a coroner's report on the death of a co-worker.

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29 July 2002

Trail thallium victims still suffering [Canada]

Author: Cara Wiest, CBC TV

Dozens of workers who were poisoned with toxic thallium while working at the Teck Cominco smelter in Trail, B.C. last summer are still waiting to hear why a co-worker died in May.

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20 December 2001

Teck Cominco settles Alaska air-quality charges [USA]

Author: Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Teck Cominco has agreed to pay $300,000 to the state of Alaska and to spend an additional $278,900 on environmental and public-health improvements to settle charges of air pollution at its Red Dog Mine...One environmental activist said the settlement...

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