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
Average airborne PM10 arsenic and lead concentrations in the upper Columbia River valley near the international border are potentially the highest known levels in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Likewise, the average airborne cadmium concentrations are potentially the highest known anywhere in three states
ATTN: If you are a past or present Northport WA resident, or a resident of a community nearby, or if you simply care about the community of Northport PLEASE read the petition below. If you agree and would like to sign the petition; Copy & paste this sentence: "This is my signature for the 2017... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →