MINING NEWS: Teck Cominco, EPA enter pollution pact
World’s largest zinc producer agrees to investigate and multiyear studies of contamination in Upper Columbia River basin
By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News
After several years of legal wrangling and negotiations, Teck Cominco Metals Ltd., the world’s largest zinc producer, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an international agreement to investigate contamination in the Upper Columbia River in northeast Washington.
Under the agre....
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