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 →
EPA Releases Draft Human Health Risk Assessment of Northport
Attend June 10th or June 15th webinar on the EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment of Northport to voice your comments/concerns.
Northport community fights for air monitors as residents continue to be diagnosed with debilitating diseases
Northport residents demand EPA and/or Teck to install air monitoring based on Ecology’s current air monitoring study that found levels of arsenic and cadmium are still way above safety standards, and Residents continue to b diagnosed with debilitating diseases
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 appeals $8.25 million U.S. court ruling
"For the better part of 20 years now, Teck has continued to fight liability and associated obligations at all levels for the century’s worth of industrial wastes Trail historically discharged directly to the Columbia River or from smoke stacks at the smelter complex. The litigation and multiple appeals continue in federal court."
Ecology Memo Recommending Additional Air Monitoring in Northport, WA
Average airborne PM10 arsenic and lead concentrations in the upper Columbia River
valley near the international border are potentially the highest known levels in
Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Likewise, the average airborne cadmium
concentrations are potentially the highest known anywhere in three states
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 Fined Largest Environmental Penalty in BC History
Teck Smelter fined largest environmental penalty in British Columbia history. Although the majority of their pollution travels 3 miles downriver into the U.S., we cannot fine them because they are a Canadian company, and they cannot be held liable under U.S. Laws.