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B.C. smelter blamed for polluting U.S. lake

The Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. is trying to force a Canadian company to clean up its act, reports...

February 10, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. is trying to force a Canadian company to clean up its act, reports the Canadian Water Quality Association in its February 2004 Communique.
The newsletter says the EPA is resorting to legal action to make Teck Cominco of Vancouver clean up decades of toxic smelter wastes that have flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt in Washington State.
Teck Cominco’s giant lead and zinc smelter is on the banks of the Columbia River in Trail, B.C., 10 miles north of the border. The EPA contends the smelter is the largest source of metals pollution in the Lake Roosevelt reservoir.


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