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The announcement this week that Columbia River fish near Bonneville Dam have high levels of PCBs does not mean there will be an extensive clean-up of the source of the pollution.
The U.S. Coast Guard and its contractors spent 10 months and $22 million last year removing the Davy Crockett from the Columbia River. The barge had broken apart during a botched salvage job and was spilling oil and PCBs into the river.
Testing in California revealed a significant risk of student exposure to chemical compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls. The group doing the testing suggests a temporary move into portables, which have their own host of problems.
Two members of Oregon's congressional delegation introduce legislation that would open the door to $50 million in federal funding for Columbia River cleanup projects.
New testing shows low levels of a banned toxic chemical are still showing up in a variety of everyday products including paints, newspapers, magazines and cardboard food packaging.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will take 30 years and more than $746 million to clean up extensive contamination along a 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River.
Health | local | News | Pacific OceanMay 2, 2016 10:46 p.m.
A new study led by Portland State University finds that oysters in Coos and Netarts bays contain a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals. But the state says it’s seen much of the data before and a health advisory is unnecessary.
local | Animals | Agriculture | Fish & Wildlife | News | EnvironmentMarch 16, 2016 11:26 p.m.
Portland plans to join six other West Coast cities — Seattle, Spokane, Berkley, Oakland, San Diego and San Jose — that have sued the company over toxic pollutants it produced.
We'll talk with EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita about the return of PCBs, colony collapse disorder, and more.
The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.