Inflammation in Columbia Sturgeon from Smelter’s Slag

ENVIRONMENT Inflammation in Columbia Sturgeon that ate Slag   ; The Associated Press Published: 02/06/11 4:05 pm | Updated: 02/06/11 4:05 pm    SPOKANE, Wash. – A U.S. Geological Survey study has found chronic inflammation in the digestive tracks of juvenile sturgeon that ingested slag from Teck Resources' smelter along the Columbia River just north of the... Continue Reading →

Northport WA Colitis/Crohn’s Study – Focus on Smelter Pollution – Spokesman Examiner (Feb 2011)

Study tracks reasons behind high rate of illness near Northport Focus is area downstream from B.C. smelter Dan Pelle photo Gail Leaden was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, as was her friend on the right in the photograph. Both women used to live in Northport, Wash. Some suspect that emissions from a Trail, B.C., smelter contributed to their... Continue Reading →

Pollution Still Impacts Northport – Statesman Examiner (Dec 2010)

  Pollution Still Impacts Northport Community BY JAMIE HENNEMAN             From Black Sand to Medical Studies Although the years of a smelter at Trail, B.C. dumping industrial waste into the Columbia River have ended, the impact to communities like Northport across the border is still being scrutinized. Teck Resources Ltd., formerly Cominco, is a lead and zinc smelter... Continue Reading →

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