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PCBs In Columbia River Bass May Not Mean Extensive Clean-Up

March 18, 2008 4:27 p.m.

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.

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Costly Davy Crockett Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented

Feb. 21, 2012 6:37 a.m.

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.

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Precision Castparts Subsidiary Faces $13.75M Fine

May 27, 2014 6:17 p.m.

A subsidiary of Oregon-based Precision Castparts has agreed to pay the largest fine ever for a violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Communities | Environment

Report: Banned Toxic PCB Still Showing Up In Everyday Products

Aug. 7, 2014 6:21 p.m.

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.

Communities | Environment

When Your School's Environment Is Toxic

Oct. 17, 2014 8:10 p.m.

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.

Water | Environment

New Bill Pushes For $50 Million To Restore Columbia River

July 28, 2014 11:27 p.m.

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.

Water | Environment

Cleaning Up Toxic Contaminants In The Willamette River

Nov. 19, 2015 5:37 p.m.

The Portland Harbor was declared a Superfund site in 2000, and some clean up has taken place, but most awaits the final EPA decision, expected in the spring.

Water | Environment

New Tests Find Toxic Chemicals In Columbia River Fish

July 6, 2012 8:51 p.m.

New tests show one of the most popular sport fish on Columbia also contain high contamination levels. Bass carry elevated quantities of a variety of toxic chemicals.

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New Tests Find Toxic Chemicals In Columbia River Fish

July 6, 2012 3:06 p.m.

New tests show one of the most popular sport fish on Columbia also contain high contamination levels.

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Environmental Update on Chemicals and Colony Collapse Disorder

Aug. 11, 2014 7:06 p.m.

We'll talk with EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita about the return of PCBs, colony collapse disorder, and more.

Water | Environment | Think Out Loud

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

Nov. 17, 2015 7:31 p.m.

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.

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Columbia River Toxins

Feb. 1, 2013 4:30 a.m.

Tests show the mid-Columbia river shares the same contamination as the lower river.

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