Turmoil in Northport

EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) disappoints again. The EPA's Math Doesn’t Add Up The EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA), published February 10, 2021, concluded that the communities' chronic exposure to heavy metal toxins from Teck smelter's air emissions, and the historical accumulation caused by their decades of disposing slag directly into the Columbia... Continue Reading →

Northport, WA: Researching Illness on the Upper Columbia River

by: Their Mines, Our Stories Their Mines, Our Stories began in 2005 as part of a class (Anne Fischel and Lin Nelson) taught together, called Local Knowledge, at The Evergreen State College....interested in learning about the experiences of laboring communities, and how workers and their families made sense of the complex interplay of economic, environmental and... 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 →

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