40% of the Community of Northport is sick with similar health issues. Yet, the EPA says, based on their research, the towns health issues cannot be linked to Teck, the Canadian smelter 12 miles upriver from the town.
Teck’s air emissions have poisoned over three generations of Northport residents. The amount of people being diagnosed with specific health issues hasn't gotten better, so how is it that the EPA believes Teck that the level of toxins in their air emission have?
(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.....
EPA’s Cami Grandinetti says they turned down a petition from 100 (Northport) residents asking for more testing.
...state modeling indicated Teck Resources Ltd.’s smelter could be sending the highest known airborne levels of arsenic and lead in Washington, Idaho and Oregon over the border.
The EPA recently explained to the community of Northport, WA, based on the EPA’s analysis of existing data they have decided not to conduct additional air monitoring in our area....
Northport residents demand EPA and/or Teck to install air monitoring based on Ecology’s current air monitoring study that found levels of arsenic and cadmium are still way above safety standards, and Residents continue to b diagnosed with debilitating diseases
As a follow up to Teck's current appeal please read the following; In October 2013, the day before the scheduled trial that would have provided evidence of Teck's century of pollution, Teck admitted to a host of (some) factual details of their century of polluting the Columbia River. This was a very calculated move on... Continue Reading →
"For the better part of 20 years now, Teck has continued to fight liability and associated obligations at all levels for the century’s worth of industrial wastes Trail historically discharged directly to the Columbia River or from smoke stacks at the smelter complex. The litigation and multiple appeals continue in federal court."