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Teck Trail Operations Completes New Acid Plant

Trail, BC – Teck Trail Operations has completed construction of the No. 1 Acid Plant, which has now commenced operation and is operating at design rates. The new acid plant improves environmental performance, operational reliability and reduces downtime and maintenance costs. The new plant is expected to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Trail Operations by up to 15 percent.

“Safety is a core value at Teck. Our employees and contractor partners have exemplified this value on the project, which was completed with zero lost time injuries,” said Greg Belland, General Manager, Teck Trail Operations. “The environmental and operational improvements that this new plant provides will support the long-term viability of Trail Operations.”

The No. 1 Acid Plant replaces two older plants on the zinc processing side of the operation.

About Teck Trail Operations
Trail Operations is owned and operated by Teck Metals Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited. Trail Operations includes one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes, a two-thirds interest in the Waneta hydroelectric dam and ownership of the dam’s transmission system. The metallurgical operations produce refined zinc and lead and a variety of precious and specialty metals, chemicals and fertilizer products. Trail Operations employs 1,500 people and has been in operation for over a century.

 Media Contact:
Catherine Adair
Community Relations Leader
Teck Trail Operations
250-364-4878
Catherine.Adair@teck.com

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