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    The Colville Tribes and the state of Washington won a victory in a pretrial phase of a lawsuit against Teck Resources for dumping millions of tons of smelter slag into …


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    What is slag? A byproduct of the smelting process, which extracts metals from ore. Molten slag is mixed with water, producing a black, glassy, sand-like material.

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