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Teck Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Mine Reclamation

Teck Resources Ltd.

September 22,2009

 Vancouver – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that its Highland Valley Copper Operation, located in south central British Columbia near the city of Kamloops, was awarded the 2008 Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award during the 33rd British Columbia Reclamation Symposium on September 16, 2009. This award is presented for outstanding achievement in mine reclamation in British Columbia under the auspices of the Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. This is the second time this decade that Highland Valley has received this honour and the fourth time it has won the award since first given in 1977.

In addition, the Coal Mountain Operation located near the community of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia, received the 2008 Citation for Coal Mine Reclamation for outstanding work on its 1944 spoil project. The Tony Milligan Book Award, presented each year to the author of the paper from the previous year's mine reclamation symposium which best exemplified the practical aspects of reclamation and the operational application of sound scientific principles in a cost effective manner, was given to Marc Symbaluk, Environmental Administrator at Cardinal River Operation located near Hinton, Alberta.

“These awards demonstrate our commitment to the environment,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “We are proud of our leading-edge reclamation work which is fundamental in maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of the reclaimed landscape,” he added.

The Annual British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium brings together members of the mining industry, consultants, students and all levels of government and non-government organizations from British Columbia and around the world to share knowledge and discuss issues on reclamation practices.

About Teck
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc, gold and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information can be found at