Brenden Murphy Western Washington University Overview At first, this project consisted of performing a profile of a smaller-scale metal smelter located in Northport, WA on the banks of the Columbia River. This would include the historical context of the smelter, the environmental contamination that occurred, and the cleanup of this old smelter location. Shortly after... Continue Reading →
Teck’s appeal suggests denial of admission of the 9.97 million tons of toxins they disposed of directly into Columbia River
As a follow up to Teck's current appeal please read the following; In October 2013, the day before the scheduled trial that would have provided evidence of Teck's century of pollution, Teck admitted to a host of (some) factual details of their century of polluting the Columbia River. This was a very calculated move on... Continue Reading →
Teck Continues to Avoid Responsibility
Colville Tribes Files Response in Teck’s 9th Circuit Appeal For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 Nespelem, WA)- - The Colville Tribes has filed a final brief in its latest 9th Circuit Court of Appeals battle with Teck Metals, a company which dumped toxic waste in the Upper Columbia River for decades. In the past several years,... Continue Reading →
Teck Smelter – Timeline of Pollution
Teck Smelter- Timeline of Pollution.
Teck spill adds to long history of polluting upper Columbia
Tribal Tribune April 21, 2016 Press Release | Updated Yesterday NESPELEM—This week Teck Cominco’s failure to manage its operations has once again sent toxic pollution into the Columbia River. It is another tragic assault by Teck on the region’s natural resources. Teck’s disregard for the land, air and water it impacts must be stopped.... Continue Reading →
AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT: PART III *LETTER PETITION- For Air Monitoring in Northport*
AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT: PART III **See letter to copy/sign/paste/send to EPA contact requesting air monitoring at end of article*** So, it was established in the air monitoring conducted by Ecology from 1992-1998 that the levels of arsenic and cadmium in Northport’s air was much higher than safety standards, and risk based concentrations. The levels... Continue Reading →
WA Judges Skeptical that Superfund Includes Teck Smelter’s Airborne Waste- SERIOUSLY
From Toxics Law Reporter By Steven M. Sellers April 6 — A Ninth Circuit panel appeared disinclined to find that the Superfund law includes contaminants that traveled by air from a Canadian smelter onto a contaminated U.S. site. The seemingly skeptical three-judge panel considered sharply contrasting oral arguments on how far the U.S. hazardous waste... Continue Reading →
Northport – Teck Litigation
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in pursuing a personal injury claim against Teck smelter please contact Barbara Mahoney with Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 268-9308. They have prepared an initial client questionnaire to assist them in preparing these claims.