Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20165
No(s). 16-35742 (9th Cir. Sep 14, 2018)

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's ruling that a Canadian smelter company that dumped several million tons of industrial waste into the Columbia River was liable for a Native American tribe's response costs. The company argued that CERCLA did not allow the tribe to recover its costs of es...