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Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

ELR Citation: ELR 20165
Nos. 16-35742, (9th Cir., 09/14/2018)

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 establishing the company's liability....

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