EPA town meeting meant to encourage community ends up causing more concern

The theme of the meeting was the exciting announcement that Teck's Remedial Investigation (RI) part of the RI/FS is coming to an end, which means the EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) would soon be completed as well. However, the information below, presented after the announcement of the RI and HHRA nearing completion, left the community feeling more concerned than excited.

TECK SMELTER AVOIDING RESPONSIBILITY

Teck, a Canadian smelter, tries to rewrite U.S. Superfund laws to avoid liability   by:  Jamie Paparich,  Feb. 24, 2016 Teck smelter, one of the world’s largest lead and zinc smelting plants, is located in Trail, B.C. Canada.   Since 1906 the Canadian smelter’s processing of ore creates discharge, or waste, that contain dangerous heavy metal... Continue Reading →

2016 residential soil sampling meeting Feb. 24th, 6:30pm- Northport Cafeteria

http://www.lrf.org | info@lrf.org February 12, 2016 Northport open house to focus on 2016 free residential soil sampling opportunities   February 24th, 6:30 p.m., Northport School Cafeteria. Click here for flyer with details. The Forum is hosting an open house for Upper Columbia Valley property owners to learn about eligibility and the opportunity for free soil sampling... Continue Reading →

DOH Memo on Northport Lead Screening Results

  November 5, 2015 CATEGORY: News Release RELEASE DATE: For Immediate Release RE: Lead Screening in Northport CONTACT: Northeast Tri County Health District 509-684-2262 In response to concerns over elevated levels of lead in soil and possible human exposure in the Northport area, the Washington State Department of Health and the Northeast Tri-County Health District... Continue Reading →

Additional Soil Sampling Planned in 2016

Soil sampling expands in Upper Columbia clean up Tribune | Posted 3 weeks ago http://www.tribaltribune.com NORTHPORT—The residential soil sampling of Upper Columbia properties potentially contaminated by Teck Cominco’s smelter in Trail, B.C. is expanding downriver to encompass an area that nearly doubles the size of that allowed in a similar 2014 study. Teck American Incorporated... Continue Reading →

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