In the 176 pages of the EPA’s Final Site-Wide Human Health Risk Assessment, published on February 10, 2021, the EPA found that the risk we are in is, basically, uncertain.
Within the 1,989 pages of the HHRA nothing addressed the fact that 34% of the Northport community is suffering from one of the health issues listed in my comments above.
Top EPA adviser attacks the agency for making decisions before major review of air pollution standards is completed.
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.
(A)verage levels of lead and arsenic were many times higher than the next highest reading in the Northwest which was taken in Seattle’s industrial area.....
EPA’s Cami Grandinetti says they turned down a petition from 100 (Northport) residents asking for more testing.
...state modeling indicated Teck Resources Ltd.’s smelter could be sending the highest known airborne levels of arsenic and lead in Washington, Idaho and Oregon over the border.