Silver Valley Community Resource Center
PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY NOW AND FOR THE FUTURE. TEST FOR LEAD EXPOSURE.
JOIN MORE THAN 2500 PEOPLE WHO HAVE ASKED THAT THE TOXIC DUMP AT HISTORIC CATALDO MISSION BE STOPPED. PLEASE READ AND SIGN OUR PETITION ONLINE OR stop by the SVCRC office to sign it in person.
"AS A TRIBAL MEMBER OF THE CDA TRIBE I AM THE 5TH GENERATION (OFF) OF THE TRIBAL MEMBERS THAT BUILT THE MISSION, AND GO BACK EVERY YEAR ON AUG 15. IT IS MY HOME, AND MY HEART. IF IT WAS TO BE, THAT IS THE PLACE THAT I WISH TO BE LAID TO REST."
Calvin Nomee, Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Breaking News -
June 2014 This photographer has come to our attention, he has captured not only an incredible photo of the Old Mission of the Sacred Heart but many other outdoor scenes related to the area. They depict why so many are working to protect the environment in the Silver Valley area.
April 2014 Those who drive by the Old Mission Repository, Exit 39 off Interstate 90, will see heavy equipment in recent days. No one knows for sure what they are doing.
However do you think the operators are aware of the Yellowstone Petroleum gas line just a short distance from where they are working? And are they aware of the Natural gas line to the south of where they are working?
The fact that ConocoPhillips and Homeland Security were called to the site in the past and spent about a month looking into the gas line leak or "drop in pressure" without telling local residents is something we all should be concerned about in addition to the lead and heavy metal exposure that is taking place in the water and the air?
Call or email President Obama to shut down the site before this becomes a worse disaster.
White.house.gov/contact or phone: 202-456-1111.
March 2014: Current flooding status
|SVCRC - Nationally recognized for leading the effort over the past 25 years to bring health and economic prosperity to the people of the Silver Valley and those included in the Bunker Hill Superfund Site.
Lead Health - Report shows continuing problems with lead screening issue in Kellogg
Recent statistics show that out of all eligible community people only 1.25% have had lead screening.
United Steel Workers International officials met to discuss issues with SVCRC members, in keeping with their Blue-Green Alliance. We extend our thanks to Leo Gerard and USW folks for extending their hand of concern.
Please save all your empty Frito-Lay bags and mail them to or drop them off at the SVCRC office.
Some of you may know that I've been doing some work for a small, grass-roots organization located in northern Idaho that has been working for 20 years on the clean up of the largest lead contamination site in the country. With very little resources, they have been able to push the clean up through while creating jobs for unemployed local miners. Their primary organizer, life-long Silver Valley resident Barbara Miller, has been awarded national recognition by the Ford Foundation for her work. Continue reading...