Teck Cominco Limited

Teck Cominco Limited

October 20, 2006 10:01 ET

Electrical Damage at Pogo Gold Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2006) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A)(TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK) announced today that the Pogo gold mine in Alaska yesterday lost electrical power at the site when systems were damaged during a construction project. There were no injuries. Temporary power is being established with portable generators. Mine and mill operations have been suspended. The extent of the damage is still being assessed and it is not yet known when full power will be restored and operations will resume.

Teck Cominco is a diversified mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. The company is a world leader in the production of zinc and metallurgical coal and is also a significant producer of copper, gold, indium and other specialty metals. Further information can be found at www.teckcominco.com.

Contact Information

  • Teck Cominco Limited
    Greg Waller
    Director, Financial Analysis and Investor Relations
    (604) 687-1117
    Website: www.teckcominco.com