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 →

Northport Song

The next Below is a song about Northport I found in some of my Grandparent's belongings.  I am not sure when the song was written, or where it was performed.  The writer / composer is at the top of the lyric sheet below.   ________________________________________________________ Written and composed by: Harris K. Moku, Jr. Special thanks... Continue Reading →

Ninth Circuit rules in favor of Teck smelter on liability claim

The Original article published at Lake Roosevelt Forum, http://www.lrf.org A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that aerial deposition from the Teck smelter in Trail, Canada does not constitute "disposal." As such, Teck cannot be held liable for hazardous substances such as lead, arsenic and mercury emitted from Trail smoke... Continue Reading →

The Death List

by:  Jamie Paparich In 1992 reporter Julie Titone wrote an article in the Spokesman-Review, “Canadian companies suspected in illnesses.”  The article focused on a group of mothers in Northport, Washington and the health effects their small community suffered from because of, in their opinion, chronic exposure to the heavy metal toxins released by a Canadian... Continue Reading →

TECK SPILL ALERT: Toxins from Teck’s Landfill/Arsenic Storage Area spilled into Columbia River ~ April, 2016 ~

  April 13, 2016   SPILL ALERT:  Teck Smelter, Trail B.C. Due to a failure of a sump pump at Teck Smelter in B.C.,  leachate from an old landfill and arsenic storage area has been released into Stony Creek, which discharges into the Columbia River. The specific toxins and the amounts released is not yet known at... 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 →

AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT: PART II

Summary of Ecology's Northport Air Quality Studies, Phases I - IV, (1992-1998)    ECOLOGY/EPA  ACRONYMS Screening Acronyms used by Ecology and EPA in testing certain heavy metal toxins: Acceptable Source Impact Level (ASIL): Toxins must be found at or below the ASIL set by the EPA based on Standard ambient air background levels throughout the State.... Continue Reading →

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: