In the 176 pages of the EPA’s Final Site-Wide Human Health Risk Assessment, published on February 10, 2021, the EPA found that the risk we are in is, basically, uncertain.
Recently I received questions from a concerned Northport resident regarding land value, livestock permits, economic value, and air and water quality; in reference to the EPA/Teck Upper Columbia Studies and Clean-up. I forwarded those questions along to our EPA Project Manager, Laura Buelow. Laura, Kay Morrison, (Community Involvement Coordinator), and Marc Stifelman, (EPA Toxicologist), responded... Continue Reading →
Necessity of Air Monitoring in Northport, WA The WA Department of Ecology’s air monitoring studies completed in Northport from 1992-1998 showed extremely elevated levels of arsenic (200 times higher than the national standard), and cadmium (see the results below in part II). No air monitoring has been done since 1998. So has Northport continued... Continue Reading →
Excerpt from Jane Shaw's 1996 paper: "Superfund: The shortcut that failed" "Even EPA Administrator Carol Browner, supervisor of the program in the Clinton administration, has criticized the program as one that "frequently moves too slowly, cleans up too little, has an unfair liability scheme and costs too much." - Carol Browner, EPA Administrator of Superfund... Continue Reading →
The Perfect Storm by: Jamie Paparich Northport is a small town in northeast Washington, located 12 miles from the Canadian border. The town has approximately 375 residents, many of them born and raised there, as were their parents and grandparents. It is a wonderful little town, situated along the Columbia River in a beautiful valley. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →
The Environmental Protection Agency is the ultimate line of defense against water contamination. Yet the Michigan crisis isn’t the first one this decade Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends Tuesday 9 February 2016 12.31 EST The ultimate responsibility to safeguard public health rests with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), per the Clean Water Act.... Continue Reading →