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Top Stores: Mill Fire Debris May Contain Asbestos, Bend-La Pine Schools Report 32 Weapon Violations

July 25, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Headlines for Friday, July 25: Debris from the the Plywood and Veneer Mill fire in Springfield last week may contain asbestos, the Bend-La Pine School District reports 32 incidents in which students were punished for bringing a weapon on school campus, original Blazer Dale Schlueter died at age 68 and more.

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Thunderbird Hotel Owner Fined For Asbestos Violations In Fire Cleanup

July 16, 2013 4:37 a.m.

Ten months after a major hotel fire in North Portland, state regulators have fined the hotel’s owners over problems with the demolition and cleanup.

News | local

Construction Workers Sue Over Asbestos Exposure

July 18, 2013 8:02 p.m.

A Springfield hospital is facing a lawsuit from five construction workers who say they were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers while on the job.

Environment

Oregon DEQ Backs Sunriver Asbestos Cleanup Plan

Aug. 12, 2010 6 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing a plan by the Sunriver Owners Association's to clean up a parcel of land contaminated by asbestos.

Environment

Oregon DEQ Backs Asbestos Cleanup Plan In Sunriver

Aug. 11, 2010 12:17 p.m.

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing the Sunriver Owners Association's plan to clean up an asbestos contaminated site.

News | local

'Out With The Old, In With The New' Not Always Popular With Neighbors

Nov. 2, 2014 11:52 p.m.

The practice of knocking down homes and building new structures has drawn opposition in neighborhoods across Portland. And it's not just a Portland issue.

Environment | Communities

Aging Mobile Homes Burden The Grid And Their Owners

Aug. 19, 2013 11 a.m.

Older manufactured homes can contribute to health problems and surprisingly high monthly energy bills for their owners. In many parts of the rural Northwest, manufactured homes make up more than 20 percent of the housing stock. In Curry County, Oregon, where 1 in 4 homes is manufactured, a new effort is underway to repair and replace older models.

Education | News

It's A Big Deal Preparing Schools For A Big Threat

April 25, 2013 1 p.m.

In the last few years, Oregon has spent millions of dollars on seismic retrofits at more than 20 schools. State officials toured one Wednesday in the Willamette Valley.

News | Environment

Port's Tower Collapse Hastens Environmental Abatement Work

April 23, 2013 9:08 p.m.

The Port of Portland says the 600-ton tower that collapsed last weekend remains on schedule to be removed. But the environmental abatement work has started early.

Water | Environment

Costly Davy Crockett Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented

Feb. 21, 2012 7 a.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard and its contractors spent 10 months and $22 million removing the Davy Crockett barge from the Columbia River in 2011. Workers prevented a major environmental disaster, but an EarthFix investigation has found that state and federal officials could have prevented an oil spill and the need for a multi-million-dollar cleanup.

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