Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

ELR Citation: 42 ELR 20262
No(s). CV-04-256-LRS (E.D. Wash. Dec 14, 2012) (Suko, J.)

A district court held that a mining company that operates a smelter in Canada is liable as an arranger under CERCLA for the release and threatened release of hazardous substances in the Upper Columbia River. The company stipulated that it discharged slag and effluent into the Columbia River from its...