Teck Smelter- Timeline of Pollution.
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 →
by: Jamie Paparich In 1992 reporter Julie Titone wrote an article in the Spokesman-Review, “Canadian companies suspected in illnesses.” The article focused on a group of mothers in Northport, Washington and the large amount of health issues their small community suffered from, due to, in their opinion, their chronic exposure to the heavy metal toxins... Continue Reading →
April 13, 2016 SPILL ALERT: Teck Smelter, Trail B.C. Due to a failure of a sump pump at Teck Smelter in B.C., leachate from an old landfill and arsenic storage area has been released into Stony Creek, which discharges into the Columbia River. The specific toxins and the amounts released is not yet known at... Continue Reading →
Teck Resource's Trail smelter fined $3.4 million on pollution charges On Monday, Feb. 29th, in Rossland, B.C. a judge fined Teck Resource's Trail smelter 3.4 million dollars for 13 accidental toxic spills they released into the Columbia river from November 2013 thru February 2015. Teck was fined for over a dozen violations under... Continue Reading →
In 2008, along with the non-profit group Citizens for a Clean Columbia (CCC), I began reaching out to past and present residents of Northport, WA. After a year of researching the Environmental Protecton Agency (EPA), Dpt. Of Ecology, Dpt of Health (DOH), and the Agency for Toxic Sustaces and Disease Registry (ATSDR) studies conducted in... Continue Reading →