TECK SPILL ALERT: Toxins from Teck’s Landfill/Arsenic Storage Area spilled into Columbia River ~ April, 2016 ~


April 13, 2016


SPILL ALERT:  Teck Smelter, Trail B.C.

Due to a failure of a sump pump at Teck Smelter in B.C.,  leachate from an old landfill and arsenic storage area has been released into Stony Creek, which discharges into the Columbia River. The specific toxins and the amounts released is not yet known at this time.     

Response and Monitoring – in progress.

Matt Schanz, with the Environmental Public Health Director for Northeast Tri-County Health District, will be in contact with Board Members of the Citizens for a Clean Columbia (CCC), and the CCC will keep the Northport Community updated on more information as it becomes available.

Thank you to Mindy Smith, from the CCC, in making the Northport Community  aware of the most current, and possibly dangerous release by Teck Metals.

Click here for updated news report.

7 responses to this post.

  1. I cannot believe this is still happening all these yrs later after I’ve grown up, I am positive it is because of this place y I’m am now fighting 3 diseases an one really bad autoamune that they can’t figure how I got it!!!!😡😡😡



  2. Posted by carlene brown on April 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Teck and Teck Cominco are not the same company. They are separate



  3. Posted by clifford ward on April 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    For all of the 36 years I have lived here, Tech has been “accidentally” spilling toxic nasties into the Columbia River. Citizens for a Clean Columbia has been telling them for decades that they need to make certain that ALL of the old possible means of entry in the River need to be DISABLED. Yet year after year we hear about spills, some in a somewhat timely manner, and most, long after the discharge. This needs to STOP! Any fines levied on Tech for spills into the River (like the last fine of $3.4 million where a Tech spokesman said that “most of the fine will go into a designated environmental conservation initiative for the lower Columbia region”) also need to shared! None of that money he was talking about will be spent in the US, where most of their spills end up.

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  4. Posted by Hilary on April 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Yes, Carla. It’s the same company.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Posted by Carla on April 14, 2016 at 9:39 am

    REALLY? is this the same company that has spilled before? http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/1871034

    Liked by 1 person


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