Kelly T. Wood, Assistant Attorney General Just over the border from Northeast Washington, in the town of Trail, B.C., the Teck Metals (formerly Teck Cominco) smelter hovers over the Columbia River like a bird of prey. In 2002 and 2003, swimmer Christopher Swain swam the length of the Columbia—from its Canadian headwaters to the Pacific... Continue Reading →
Our Spokesman Opinion Article
EPA report missed a lot Sat., Aug. 1, 2020 The EPA has released its draft Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) for public comment. How did the EPA’s Human Health Risk Assessment not take the below statistics into account when assessing the risk Northport residents are in. 34% of the Northport community is suffering from one... Continue Reading →
EPA’s Human Health Risk Assessment of Northport
Within the 1,989 pages of the HHRA nothing addressed the fact that 34% of the Northport community is suffering from one of the health issues listed in my comments above.
EPA Releases Draft Human Health Risk Assessment of Northport
Attend June 10th or June 15th webinar on the EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment of Northport to voice your comments/concerns.
High rate of intestinal disease in Trail compared to rest of B.C.
“We do not know the cause of this higher rate,” says Dr. Karin Goodison SHERI REGNIER - Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 a.m Trail continues to have a higher rate of cases for chronic intestinal illnesses like Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) compared to all other health authorities in British Columbia. Current research... Continue Reading →
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.
EPA Public Meeting in Northport – Oct. 15
An EPA Public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct 15th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Northport High School Cafeteria (404 10th Street). The presenters will update the community about the Upper Columbia River Remedial Investigation and Human Health Risk Assessment. The Upper Columbia River and surrounding area is currently being investigated for contamination to evaluate potential risks... Continue Reading →
Northport, WA: Researching Illness on the Upper Columbia River
by: Their Mines, Our Stories Their Mines, Our Stories began in 2005 as part of a class (Anne Fischel and Lin Nelson) taught together, called Local Knowledge, at The Evergreen State College....interested in learning about the experiences of laboring communities, and how workers and their families made sense of the complex interplay of economic, environmental and... Continue Reading →