40% of the Community of Northport is sick with similar health issues. Yet, the EPA says, based on their research, the towns health issues cannot be linked to Teck, the Canadian smelter 12 miles upriver from the town.
The EPA recently explained to the community of Northport, WA, based on the EPA’s analysis of existing data they have decided not to conduct additional air monitoring in our area....
What's Wrong with the EPA? by William Sanjour, US Environmental Protection Agency For the past 20 years I have worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. There I have been given the choice of being a "good soldier" and obeying orders or a "good citizen" and obeying the law. I have not, I'm afraid, been... Continue Reading →
Trump administration lifts temporary freeze on EPA grants By Brady Dennis January 30 at 5:33 PM Follow @brady_dennis The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) The Trump administration has lifted a temporary freeze on billions of dollars of grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, saying the programs will continue... Continue Reading →
Recently I received questions from a concerned Northport resident regarding land value, livestock permits, economic value, and air and water quality; in reference to the EPA/Teck Upper Columbia Studies and Clean-up. I forwarded those questions along to our EPA Project Manager, Laura Buelow. Laura, Kay Morrison, (Community Involvement Coordinator), and Marc Stifelman, (EPA Toxicologist), responded... Continue Reading →