Teck Cominco Limited

Teck Cominco Limited

June 02, 2006 15:08 ET

Teck Cominco and EPA Reach Agreement on Lake Roosevelt

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 2, 2006) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TEK.MV.A)(TSX:TEK.SV.B) and the US Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement for Teck Cominco to conduct comprehensive human health and environmental assessments of the Upper Columbia River Basin.

"Teck Cominco has a long standing commitment to protect the environment as a responsible corporate citizen," said Doug Horswill, Senior Vice President, Environment and Corporate Affairs for Teck Cominco Limited. "From day one Teck Cominco has voluntarily sought a cooperative arrangement with US authorities to address the public's concerns surrounding Lake Roosevelt. This agreement is a great step forward in allowing us to fulfill our commitment," added Horswill.

Under the agreement, Teck Cominco will fund scientific studies under the oversight of the EPA and with the participation of the Government of Canada, the US Department of the Interior, the State of Washington, and the Spokane and Confederated Colville Tribes.

The studies will produce a science-based report on the ecological and human health conditions of the Columbia River from the Grand Coulee dam to the Canadian border, a length of about 150 miles.

"The Government of Canada's participation was instrumental in achieving this agreement," said Horswill.

Teck Cominco is a diversified mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TEK.MV.A and TEK.SV.B. 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 American Incorporated
    David Godlewski
    Vice President, Environment and Public Affairs
    (509) 892-2584 or Cell: (509) 993-4676
    Teck Cominco Limited
    Alex Pannu
    NATIONAL Public Relations
    (604) 691-7388 or Cell: (604) 785-7523
    Website: www.teckcominco.com