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International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Trail Smelter Arbitration (United States v. Canada)
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The Tail Smelter located in British Columbia since 1906, was owned and operated by a Canadian corporation. The resultant effect of from the sulfur dioxide from Trail Smelter resulted in the damage of the state of Washington between 1925 and 1937. This led to the United States (P) suit against the Canada (D) with an injunction against further air pollution by Trail Smelter.
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