Cause for Alarm

INLANDER – June 30, 2016

Residents of a remote part of Stevens County say something is making them sick, but no one is sure exactly what it is… Read more

Tim Loe and his partner, Gina Britton, worry that something uphill is making their goats sick.

EPA Declines to Test Air Down River

SPOKESMAN REVIEW- May 16, 2018

The community of Northport, Washington, is about 20 miles south of the … Teck has spent more than $1.5 billion modernizing the Trail smelter … read more


Northport Residents Renew Calls For Air Monitoring

SPOKESMAN REVIEW – March 17, 2018

Clifford Ward lives near Northport, Washington, a town of about 300 … Chad Pederson, a Teck Resources spokesman, said the company has … Read more


Canadian Smelter Not Responsible

SPOKESMAN REVIEW – April 12, 2016

In an email, Teck spokesman Chad Pederson said the company … to the Canadian border, encompassing the area that’s now Northport.read more


State to Step in After EPA Declines to Test Air

SPOKESMAN REVIEW – May 6, 2018

The SpokesmanReview reports that residents petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to install air monitors in Northport, about 20 miles … State modeling showed that Teck Resources Ltd.’s smelter could be sending … read more


Amid Health Problems, Some Northport Residents Look to Canadian Smelter

SPOKESMAN REVIEW – June 21, 2009

(Jesse Tinsley / The SpokesmanReview) … Leaning on a cane at the river’s edge, the 52-year-old Northport woman … Her parents’ ranch lies about 15 miles downstream from Teck Resources Ltd.’s lead smelter in Trail, B.C. … a vice president for Teck American in Spokane, the company’s U.S. subsidiary... read more

Julie Sowards, sits with her mother, Rosemarie Phillips, at the family farm near Northport.


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