Northport, WA – 1991 & 2009 Community Health Survey Results
In 1991 concerned residents of Northport, Washington conducted a community wide health survey. The survey results confirmed their suspicions that an alarming amount of residents suffered from similar, somewhat rare, health issues. The community believed these health clusters where, in their opinions, caused by their chronic exposure to the heavy metal toxins released by Teck Cominco (now Teck Resources), a Canadian smelter located 3 miles up river from Northport.
Between 2009 – 2011, with the assistance of members of the Citizens for a Clean Columbia (CCC), residents of Northport conducted another community survey of health issues. The Northport Project distributed health questionnaires to current and past residents of Northport, WA. The results of the over 500 questionnaires returned confirmed what the 1991 survey had shown, but this time with past residents included in the survey, the results showed the health clusters to be much more significant than originally thought.
The results of these surveys can be found by clicking the links below:
- 1991 Survey Results: Click Here
- 2009 Survey Results: Click Here