Ecology continues to fight EPA, trying to protect Northport residents....
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
Update from The Northport WA Historical Society: The Gallo House is almost ours ("ours" being the residents of Northport)! Tuesday is the closing date and we need less than $5,000 to reach our goal and buy the Gallo House. Many of you have already contributed; thank you, thank you, thank you!! Some siblings and... Continue Reading →
The next Below is a song about Northport I found in some of my Grandparent's belongings. I am not sure when the song was written, or where it was performed. The writer / composer is at the top of the lyric sheet below. ________________________________________________________ Written and composed by: Harris K. Moku, Jr. Special thanks... 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 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 →
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 →
Excerpt from Jane Shaw's 1996 paper: "Superfund: The shortcut that failed" "Even EPA Administrator Carol Browner, supervisor of the program in the Clinton administration, has criticized the program as one that "frequently moves too slowly, cleans up too little, has an unfair liability scheme and costs too much." - Carol Browner, EPA Administrator of Superfund... Continue Reading →