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 →
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 →
(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.....
Sept. 9, 2016 By Jamie Paparich Last month a U.S. District Court Judge ruled Teck, a Canadian smelter, must pay the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Washington) Reservation $8.25 million in reimbursement of the Tribe’s legal expenses that have mounted in the two decade long legal battle with the smelter. The battle was over the... Continue Reading →
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 →