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.
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