Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20129
No(s). 15-35228 (9th Cir. Jul 27, 2016)

The Ninth Circuit held that a mining company that operates a smelter in Canada should not be held liable as an arranger under CERCLA for the release and threatened release of hazardous substances in the Upper Columbia River. The company could not be said to have "arranged" for the "disposal" of haza...