Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

ELR Citation: 42 ELR 20080
No(s). 04-256 (E.D. Wash. Apr 4, 2012) (Suko, J.)

A district court held that a Canadian mining company, if found liable under CERCLA, will be subject to joint and several liability for response costs incurred by the state of Washington and a Native American tribe along a portion of the Upper Columbia River. In this case, the harm is the entiret...