Teck Loses Latest Bid To Block CERCLA Suit Over Cross-Border Pollution

September 22, 2022
Canadian mining company Teck Cominco Metals has lost its latest bid to block Superfund litigation over contamination from its British Columbia lead and zinc smelter that contaminated parts of the Columbia River after a federal court rejected its argument that trustees’ natural resource damages (NRD) claims are time-barred. In a Sept. 15 order , the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied Teck’s summary judgment motion that argued that the Superfund law’s statute of limitations had run...

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