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Teck reports zinc release into Columbia

Trail Champion
By Trail Champion
December 24th, 2013

The following press release was issued by Richard Deane on the afternoon of Dec. 24:

Teck Trail Operations is reporting an incident that resulted in a zinc release to an outfall to the Columbia River on Dec. 22.

Based on an initial assessment, the release does not create any health or safety risk to people, fish or wildlife other than potential short-term impacts on
aquatic life immediately at the outfall point. Instrumentation detected the incident and responded immediately by shutting down the applicable plants and correcting the cause before restarting on Dec. 23.

Regulatory authorities were notified of the incident immediately.

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