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 unwilling to protect Northport, WA residents
(A)verage levels of lead and arsenic were many times higher than the next highest reading in the Northwest which was taken in Seattle’s industrial area.....
Teck’s “dissapointment” is disgraceful
Sept. 9, 2016 By Jamie Paparich Last month a U.S. District Court Judge ruled Teck, a Canadian smelter, must pay the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Washington) Reservation $8.25 million in reimbursement of the Tribe’s legal expenses that have mounted in the two decade long legal battle with the smelter. The battle was over 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 →
Documentary makers visit Northport- view clips from filming
What began as a class project for Anne Fischel and Lin Nelson, two professors from Evergreen State College, grew into a multi-media project documenting the experiences of three communities with prolonged relationships with the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO). Through research, film, photography, oral history, analytical writing, a website, and a documentary, Their Mines,... 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 large amount of health issues their small community suffered from, due to, in their opinion, their chronic exposure to the heavy metal toxins... Continue Reading →
Documentary/Activists – Meeting THIS Saturday in Northport
REMINDER: The group with Their Mines, Our Stories: Work, Environment and Justice in ASARCO-Impacted Communities will be visiting Northport this weekend. Through research, film, photography, oral history and analytical writing, they are documenting communities located near smelters, struggling with the impacts of decades of pollution on their environment and health. Their goal is to explore "how communities, through... Continue Reading →
NORTHPORT, WA HISTORIC SOCIETY
Follow the Northport Historical Society Facebook page! This group is insuring the history of Northport and its people is preserved and accessible to everyone.