Stories tagged: smelter
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
HiTest Sand offers to pay $1 million for studies on electrical impact of proposed Newport smelter
The company proposing to build a silicon smelter near Newport will pay $1 million for studies about the smelter’s effect on the electrical grid.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Hundreds turn out for public hearing on proposed Newport silicon smelter
Plans to build a $325 million dollar silicon smelter south of town drew a large crowd to the Newport High School gym Wednesday night.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: School district announces plan to vaccinate students for whooping cough
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Canadian smelter not responsible for air pollution in U.S., court rules
A Canadian company can’t be held responsible for air pollution that drifted across the border into Washington, members of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a recent ruling.
Sat., April 18, 2015
B.C. smelter spewed heavy metals into Upper Columbia River valley
Smokestacks from a Canadian smelter deposited high levels of lead and arsenic into the Upper Columbia River valley, new soil testing has confirmed. To protect children from lead exposure, the …
Fri., June 28, 2013
River tests raise health concerns
Testing is needed to determine if historic smelter pollution poses a health risk to rural residents and tourists in the upper Columbia River Valley, Washington state officials say. High levels …
Wed., March 14, 2012
Kaiser-Mead site sold for redevelopment
A California company that acquires and converts abandoned industrial sites has paid $1.5 million for the sprawling former Kaiser-Mead smelter operation in north Spokane. New Mill Capital LLC plans to …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2010, 1 a.m.
Mead-area housing plan rules out kids
School-age children would be banned from living in a 415-acre development under a proposal Spokane County commissioners will consider Tuesday. A covenant running with the Mead-area land would limit residential …