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.
Contamination in the Upper Columbia: Smelting and Its Impact to the Environment and Human Health
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 →
High rate of intestinal disease in Trail compared to rest of B.C.
“We do not know the cause of this higher rate,” says Dr. Karin Goodison SHERI REGNIER - Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 a.m Trail continues to have a higher rate of cases for chronic intestinal illnesses like Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) compared to all other health authorities in British Columbia. Current research... Continue Reading →
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.
EPA unwilling to protect Northport, WA residents
(A)verage levels of lead and arsenic were many times higher than the next highest reading in the Northwest which was taken in Seattle’s industrial area.....
EPA won’t test air in Northport, despite danger
...state modeling indicated Teck Resources Ltd.’s smelter could be sending the highest known airborne levels of arsenic and lead in Washington, Idaho and Oregon over the border.
Ecology finds fault in EPA’s analysis of safety of Northport’s air
The EPA recently explained to the community of Northport, WA, based on the EPA’s analysis of existing data they have decided not to conduct additional air monitoring in our area....
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