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.
Wall Street Journal article on Northport!
New Twist in Pollution Case Canadian Smelter's Legal Maneuver Frustrates Residents Along Northwest Border By Joel Millman Updated Sept. 11, 2012 9:42 pm ET NORTHPORT, Wash.—Ranching families and American Indian tribes along the Columbia River here have long accused a refinery across the river in Canada of poisoning their land. In a surprise move,... Continue Reading →
Teck responds to Northport Washington health cluster study results
High disease rate found in town near B.C. Teck smelter CBC News Posted: Aug 14, 2012 4:36 PM PT Teck responds to smelter illness accusations A U.S. study has found an unusually high incidence of gastrointestinal disease in a small U.S. town located downstream from a Teck smelter in Trail, B.C. Northport, Wash., is a... Continue Reading →
Spokesman Article on Northport IBD Study Results
Researcher seeking clues behind clusters of disease in tiny town High number of Northport residents have colitis or Crohn’s disease Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review Rose Kalamarides and her mother, Kay Paparich, talk last month about the high rate of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Northport, Wash. Local residents suspect a link to pollution from a smelter in nearby Trail, B.C. NORTHPORT,... Continue Reading →