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March 01, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Is There A Cancer Cluster In West Salem?

Health officials can't say whether the increase in cases of osteosarcoma in West Salem constitutes a cancer cluster. Why not? The answer is complicated.

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Filed under: Environment, Environmental Protection Agency


Feb. 27, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA Responds To Salem 'Cancer Cluster' Concerns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency responded to concerns about elevated cancer rates in West Salem at a public meeting Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Environment, Environmental Protection Agency


June 09, 2011

Zapping garden pests with nanotech? Not so fast, says the EPA.

Nanotechnology is often hailed as the greatest technological advance since the chemical revolution. Super strong bike frames? Nano can do that. Odor-free socks? Nano does it. Disappearing sun screen? Nano’s the solution. But nanotech bug killer? Slow down, says the EPA in a press release today. Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, epa, nano, nanomaterials, nanosilver, nanotech, nanotechnology, Oregon Field Journal, pesticides


June 06, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland gets $1.4 million for polluted sites

The Environmental Protection Agency is distributing $76 million in funding for clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield sites across the country. The city of Portland is getting $1 million of that money to improve sites contaminated with petroleum and other hazardous waste in east Portland. The EPA says the clean-up funds will reduce contaminants washing into local watersheds while also offering an economic boost to a growing but impoverished Portland community. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Brownfields, Environmental Protection Agency


Feb. 09, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Lisa Jackson: 10 reasons not to gut the Clean Air Act

Republicans have proposals in both the House and the Senate to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Environmental Protection Agency, GOP in the House, greenhouse gases, Lisa Jackson


Feb. 02, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

House Republicans vs. EPA on greenhouse gases

We're waiting on this anticipated newsmaker today: Anonymous officials tipped off the press to the House Republicans' plan to introduce a bill that would ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. From the AP: Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Environmental Protection Agency, GOP in the House, greenhouse gases


Jan. 12, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland Water Bureau to test for chromium-6

The Portland Water Bureau has sent out a response to the Environmental Working Group's tests showing hexavalent chromium in drinking water across the country to reassure its customers that Portland water is safe to drink. The bureau says it will follow the Environmental Protection Agency's new recommendations for how utilities can monitor the probable carcinogen and let customers know how much of it is in their drinking water. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Hexavalent chromium, Portland Water Bureau


Jan. 12, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Biomass cleared from new greenhouse gas rules (for now)

The Environmental Protection Agency has changed its tune on regulating greenhouse gases from biomass. Today, the agency announced it is is leaving biomass-fired and other biogenic energy sources out of its greenhouse gas regulations for three years while the agency studies how to treat the related emissions. The new rule exempts facilities that burn wood, crops, manure, sewage, landfill gas and ethanol to make energy. Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Agriculture, Forestry, Biomass, Carbon dioxide, Environmental Protection Agency, greenhouse gases


Jan. 05, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA approves pollution limits for Klamath River

Thirteen years after settling a lawsuit with environmental groups over pollution in California rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved a clean-up plan for the troubled Klamath River. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Klamath River


Dec. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA planning new climate rules times two

POLITICO reports the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to a schedule for new regulations of greenhouse gases – in addition to the ones slated to kick in Jan. 2. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Environmental Protection Agency, GOP in the House



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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