EPA is performing additional soil cleanup work at 15 properties within Northport during summer/fall 2022. This includes 14 residential properties and a common use area at the corner of 3rd Street & Columbia. This cleanup work is being done to address threats to people’s health from potential exposure to lead in their soil. This 2022 soil... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
John Roland, 63, died peacefully on October 10, 2021. He was a senior geologist with the Washington Department of Ecology who had worked in the Agency’s Spokane regional office for more than three decades. I was fortunate enough to meet John in 2008. He was the first Government employee that not only read the dozens... Continue Reading →
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