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.
Teck’s air emissions have poisoned over three generations of Northport residents. The amount of people being diagnosed with specific health issues hasn't gotten better, so how is it that the EPA believes Teck that the level of toxins in their air emission have?
EPA’s Cami Grandinetti says they turned down a petition from 100 (Northport) residents asking for more testing.
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
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 →
"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."
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
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 →