(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.....
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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Their Mines, Our Stories, is a multi-media project started by two professors from the Evergreen State College. Anne Fischel (Media and Community Studies) and Lin Nelson (Environmental Health and Community Studies) began this project by documenting the experiences of individuals in communities who worked at, and/or lived close to, one of the ASARCO smelters. ASARCO is... Continue Reading →
LSON NEWSREGIONAL NEWS ACTIVIST CALLING FOR TECK PETITION GLENN HICKS — MAY 4, 2016 An activist south of the border is calling on citizens to make sure Teck is held accountable for its historic air pollution. Jamie Paparich in Northport, Washington is calling on citizens to petition the appeal court panel after Teck argued... Continue Reading →