Linking Air Pollution to Colitis & Crohn’s

Linking Air Pollution to Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease;                       A statement for Northport residents, epidemiologists, research organizations and universities on an opportunity for an epidemiological case-control study on Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis that continues to be ignored By Jamie Paparich Extensive studies continue to be... Continue Reading →

State, tribes to challenge ruling on cross-border emissions

Originally published August 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm   By The Associated Press   SPOKANE — Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation say they intend to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that said a Canadian company can’t be held liable for toxic air pollution that drifted into the state. The... Continue Reading →

Ninth Circuit rules in favor of Teck smelter on liability claim

The Original article published at Lake Roosevelt Forum, http://www.lrf.org A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that aerial deposition from the Teck smelter in Trail, Canada does not constitute "disposal." As such, Teck cannot be held liable for hazardous substances such as lead, arsenic and mercury emitted from Trail smoke... Continue Reading →

The Death List

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 health effects their small community suffered from because of, in their opinion, chronic exposure to the heavy metal toxins released by a Canadian... Continue Reading →

AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT: PART III *LETTER PETITION- For Air Monitoring in Northport*

AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT:  PART III **See letter to copy/sign/paste/send to EPA contact requesting air monitoring at end of article*** So, it was established in the air monitoring conducted by Ecology from 1992-1998 that the levels of arsenic and cadmium in Northport’s air was much higher than safety standards, and risk based concentrations.  The levels... Continue Reading →

AIR MONITORING IN NORTHPORT: PART II

Summary of Ecology's Northport Air Quality Studies, Phases I - IV, (1992-1998)    ECOLOGY/EPA  ACRONYMS Screening Acronyms used by Ecology and EPA in testing certain heavy metal toxins: Acceptable Source Impact Level (ASIL): Toxins must be found at or below the ASIL set by the EPA based on Standard ambient air background levels throughout the State.... Continue Reading →

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