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 →

2016 residential soil sampling meeting Feb. 24th, 6:30pm- Northport Cafeteria | February 12, 2016 Northport open house to focus on 2016 free residential soil sampling opportunities   February 24th, 6:30 p.m., Northport School Cafeteria. Click here for flyer with details. The Forum is hosting an open house for Upper Columbia Valley property owners to learn about eligibility and the opportunity for free soil sampling... Continue Reading →

DOH Memo on Northport Lead Screening Results

  November 5, 2015 CATEGORY: News Release RELEASE DATE: For Immediate Release RE: Lead Screening in Northport CONTACT: Northeast Tri County Health District 509-684-2262 In response to concerns over elevated levels of lead in soil and possible human exposure in the Northport area, the Washington State Department of Health and the Northeast Tri-County Health District... Continue Reading →

Citizens for a Clean Columbia Jan Newsletter

Citizens for a Clean Columbia Our mission: to advocate for a clean Columbia River ecosystem Newsletter JANUARY 2016   Who are we? Citizens for a Clean Columbia (CCC) is a volunteer organization focused on advocating for the health of the Upper Columbia River (UCR) and Lake Roosevelt. Visit us at News in Brief EPA October... Continue Reading →

Additional Soil Sampling Planned in 2016

Soil sampling expands in Upper Columbia clean up Tribune | Posted 3 weeks ago NORTHPORT—The residential soil sampling of Upper Columbia properties potentially contaminated by Teck Cominco’s smelter in Trail, B.C. is expanding downriver to encompass an area that nearly doubles the size of that allowed in a similar 2014 study. Teck American Incorporated... Continue Reading →

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