A Call For More Research On Cancer’s Environmental Triggers

We already know how to stop many cancers before they start, scientists say. But there's a lot more work to be done. "Around half of cancers could be prevented," said Christopher Wild in the opening session of an international scientific meeting on cancer's environmental causes held in June. Wild is the former director of the World Health... Continue Reading →

Northport Crohn’s & Colitis Study Underway

Northport 2016 BWH/Harvard Crohn's & Colitis Study Underway ~ Still Recruiting Participants ~   Dr. Josh Korzenik, The Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), one of the leading IBD researchers in the country, and his team have begun their second study of the health cluster of ulcerative colitis... Continue Reading →

Northport Residents – Meeting with multi-media project “Their Mines, Our Stories” – May 28th

Their Mines, Our Stories, is a multi-media project started by two professors from the Evergreen State College. Anne Fischel (Media and Community Studies) and Lin Nelson (Environmental Health and Community Studies) began this project by documenting the experiences of individuals in communities who worked at, and/or lived close to, one of the ASARCO smelters. ASARCO is... Continue Reading →

2016 residential soil sampling meeting Feb. 24th, 6:30pm- Northport Cafeteria

http://www.lrf.org | info@lrf.org February 12, 2016 Northport open house to focus on 2016 free residential soil sampling opportunities   February 24th, 6:30 p.m., Northport School Cafeteria. Click here for flyer with details. The Forum is hosting an open house for Upper Columbia Valley property owners to learn about eligibility and the opportunity for free soil sampling... Continue Reading →

Teck and EPA reach agreement to clean-up Northport properties

Teck Smelter agrees to clean up 15 lead-contaminated properties in Northport, WA (Seattle, WA – Aug, 13, 2015)   Teck Metals Limited and Teck American Incorporated have reached a legally binding cleanup agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin removing lead and other contaminants from 15 properties in northeast Washington state. Under the terms... Continue Reading →

EPA to hold community meeting August 20th

Come talk to us about metals in soil and proposed actions Share your concerns and questions In response to your requests for a meeting, EPA, Ecology, and the Northeast Tri-County Health District invite you to share your concerns and questions. EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology will discuss Ecology’s recent reports on elevated levels... Continue Reading →

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