OPB Headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

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One Man’s Crusade To Stop Water Pollution By Getting Sewage Testing Right

InvestigateWest | Oct. 02, 2012 11 p.m.

Peter Maier is waging a lonely campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency. He's zeroed in on a test the agency uses to determine how far plant operators must go to treat wastewater before returning it to America's rivers, lakes and bays.

How Pollution Testing May Have Gone Astray

InvestigateWest | Oct. 02, 2012 11 p.m.

Politicians delivered lofty pronouncements when they passed the landmark Clean Water Act. But when it comes to the wastewater that has to be treated, it's the dirty work of bacteria that gets the job done. But not everyone agrees on how well the requirements for these treatment plants are working.

Study: GMO Crops Need More Herbicide To Fend Off 'Superweeds'

N3 | Oct. 02, 2012 4:10 p.m.

Farmers of genetically engineered crops are dramatically increasing their use of herbicides to fend off so-called ...

Guard Dedicates New Aviation Facility To Former Governor Kulongoski

Oct. 02, 2012 4:03 p.m.

The Oregon National Guard dedicated a new aviation facility Tuesday to former Governor Ted Kulongoski. The building will house the incoming fleet of Lakota helicopters.

Fewer Teens Drinking And Driving In Oregon

Oct. 02, 2012 2:26 p.m.

Drinking and driving among Oregon teenagers has been dropping.  But though the numbers have improved here, apparently not as much as the national average. 

Making School Portables Affordable And Green

OPB | Oct. 02, 2012 7:40 a.m.

Say the word "portable classroom" and you can watch the color drain from the faces of parents and teachers. Now, Portland designers say they've got a greener and healthier portable classroom.

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