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Federal appeals court rules for tribes over Teck


In a legal victory for the Colville Tribes against international mining giant Teck Metals Ltd., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday affirmed lower court rulings holding Teck responsible for cleaning up its releases of hazardous substances in the upper Columbia River.

“The Colville Tribes is very pleased that the Ninth Circuit agrees that Teck has polluted our river for decades and that the company is responsible for the costs of cleanup,” Colville Business Council Chairman Rodney Cawston said Friday in a news release. “This has been a long and very difficult road for our Tribe...

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