US says High Court shouldn’t hear Teck appeal

Dec 03, 2007 | 10:12 AM | Meghann McDonell

The U.S. Solicitor General said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear an appeal of a lawsuit against Teck Cominco Ltd. for allegedly polluting the Columbia River with waste from its smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a brief submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The Court of Appeals had ruled previously that Teck Cominco is subject to the U.S. Superfund law, which would require it to help pay for the clean-up of Lake Roosevelt, a 130-square-mile reservoir created by the impoundment of the upper Columbia River by the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington.....

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